12. Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Hook (1991)
Played by: Robin Williams
We bet you that Steven Spielberg still wishes that he could have a mulligan on Hook. The story of an aging Peter Pan regaining his mojo and battling a swashbuckling Dustin Hoffman is one of the goofier ideas the great director’s embraced. The failure begins and ends with Williams' turn as Peter Pan. At an almost two-and-a-half-hour run time, it takes forever for Williams to finally transform himself back into Peter Pan. In the meantime we’re forced to watch him mope around in truly annoying fashion.
Unfortunately, once he does turn back into Peter Pan, it’s nothing more special than a humorless Robin Williams in a pair of green tights and a neck beard. This is a man known for his over-the-top personality and he brought none of it to the character. Whether that was an explicit decision by Spielberg, or by Williams himself, is unknown. It's not often that boredom turns to annoyance, but Williams and Spielberg pulled it off.