Watch: Sweded Remake of 'Hook' Sword Fight Featuring the Real Rufio
by Ethan Anderton
February 27, 2014
We've seen plenty of cool sweded versions of trailers for big budget blockbusters like Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim and The Avengers, but now CineFix has decided to swede a scene from a beloved 90s film. Hook is a staple in the childhood of many kids born in the late 80s and early 90s, and you'll often find that a group of twentysomethings will have no problem yelling "Rufio!" when prompted. And now Rufio is back, literally, because this sweded version of the big fight scene in the third act of Hook features Dante Basco reprising his role, and it looks like he had fun. Someone should help them do the whole movie like this. Watch below!
Here's the sweded version of the climactic fight in Hook from CineFix (via SlashFilm):
And here's a side-by-side comparison if you want to scrutinize their version of the scene:
While Steven Spielberg has expressed his disappointment in the final cut of Hook, many children of the 90s still love walking down memory lane by watching the fantasy adventure. Even if the film hasn't held up, Dustin Hoffman's performance is still incredible. On some level, we wish that there was the possibility for a sequel, but Robin Williams is a little too old, and we doubt Spielberg would want to return to Hook since he's getting up there in the years. Anyway, thanks to CineFix and director Dustin McLean for putting this fun video together. And hey, whatever happened to that Rufio prequel that Dante Basco was working on?
Man... Dante Basco is really stuck on the fact he played Rufio... 23 years ago. I mean the guy's tumblr handle is RufioZuko... (Zuko being his character in Avatar: The Last Airbender). I mean it's a little sad right?
Kento on Feb 27, 2014
More than a little. He does have an undeniable charm though, don't you think?
DAVIDPD on Feb 27, 2014
Dante is a good friend of mine and he really respects all the people who enjoy the Rufio character. He's not "milking" it, he is appreciating it.
nynex on Feb 28, 2014
Rufio Rufio Rufi-ohhhhhhhhhhh
Fidel Reyes on Feb 28, 2014
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