I've copied this from my Facebook post about the passing of Robin Williams, as I thought it would be appropriate for dA since the themes I discussed directly fuel my work here.
I wouldn't say it was it was solely due to Robin Williams' part in it, but "Hook" definitely made a lasting impression on me, and it will always remain my favorite Robin Williams film (and one of my favorite films in general).
I see it as an incredibly formative film for what my tastes in story, film, and character design and depth have come to be. All the hallmarks of what I enjoy about my favorite movies are key features in that film, and I even realized when I was a little boy that I liked those things for what they were: a world and characters that existed beyond the core story, an untold potential for further adventures within that world, and new takes on classic characters that themselves became new characters in their own rights.
I wanted to try to wring more out of it than that, but I feel those are the most important aspects of the film to me. And while the comedy throughout was great, Peter Panning's crow as he once again fully becomes Peter Pan still resounds as one of the more powerful scenes I've ever seen, and that is my definitive Robin Williams.