|Gar Logan (lewdgreendude) wrote in undertherainbow,|
@ 2009-03-03 04:25:00
|Entry tags:||damien thorn, gar logan|
I don't tell you this nearly enough, but you have just fantastic breasts. I really can't overstate my approval.
James and Peter is on. You know, the Robin Williams Peter Pan movie? Back home, they called it Hook.
This is a fantastic film. Any movie with fairies in it is a win in my book, but then there's Bob Hoskins as Smee, and that's just great. And it's also a brilliant commentary not only on balancing the necessities of growing up with the need to remember one's youth: Peter Banning is fairly useless when trying to save his children, but Pan is too shallow and capricious to care about much of anything that isn't right in front of him. It's only by embracing both the adult and the child that he succeeds and ultimately defeats Hook.
And all in all, Hook fails because he can't do this. Hook does nothing but cling relentlessly to the past: he defeats the crocodile and keeps him as a trophy, slays Lost Boys but does nothing to eradicate them permanently, loses his archnemesis and then goes out of his way to bring him back. And this is his downfall: the Lost Boys defeat his pirates, Peter recovers himself and bests him at swordplay, and then he's destroyed by the empty shell of the croc. Hook himself seems to recognize this by the end of the film--Peter offers him one last chance to leave Neverland and never return, but rather than embrace it, he maintains his enmity with Peter and attacks, leading to his own death.