This time around I feel like I need to do a little introduction before diving into this director’s spotlight…in the past we’ve covered genre directors and more familiar names, but Hill isn’t quite the household name as some.
Over the years I’ve frequently heard him referred to as a hack director. I’m not sure I can argue that. I don’t know.
What I do know is that Tim hill consistently puts out family films that I genuinely enjoy…enough that I seek his name out and go out of my way to catch his movies. If he’s a hack, he’s MY hack, and he’s tackled some of my favorite franchises, showing skill and a wicked sense of humor. He’s one of the driving forces behind Spongebob which give you an idea of his humor, but it’s his live action work I want to explore.
That’s why I want to spend a little time looking back on his work – to shine a light on a director I really enjoy and perhaps even to mount a bit of a defense against the popular opinions.