While speaking to Empire Magazine in 2012, Spielberg opened up on Hook once again when he was asked if he ever felt he “wasn’t getting the material right while shooting a film”.
He said: “I’ve made a few films like that. I felt like a fish out of water making Hook.
“I didn’t have confidence in the script. I had confidence in the first act and I had confidence in the epilogue. I didn’t have confidence in the body of it.”
He also spoke candidly about the style of the movie, referencing his own mindset while filming.