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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law.
When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.
My roommate: "Do you want to watch a movie?"
Me: "No. I've watched two already today."
/sees this in the Netflix Instant library.
/two.five hours later: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGoWtY_h4xo
A few thoughts:
1. Kevin Costner is too low key for this role, too acharismatic, too American, and too Costnerian. Morgan Freeman should be considered one of those great actors who deserves far better than the roles he chooses/has given to him. Christian Slater's best feature was that he did not have a mullet, unlike all the other Merry Men.
2. No major role for Alan a Dale? A passing reference to Much the Miller's Son? Nothing for Gilbert Whitehand? With that excessive runtime? Jesus fucking Christ.
3. Alan Rickman got to utter…
I've watched this film a thousand times already, but I figured it was time for a rewatch after the passing of Alan Rickman.
Now I originally intended to wait on this because I didn't want to be the asshole who wrote a review for attention after an actor's death. I saw enough of those with Robin Williams. Anyway, it seems that most people gravitate towards Die Hard or the Harry Potter series. Die Hard seemed like a predictable choice and I only watched Harry Potter to get laid while I was in college. Magic is lame. So, I decided to go with the film that makes most Europeans vomit which is Robin Hood.
I've had an attachment to this movie…
When I heard of the passing of Alan Rickman earlier today, I knew I wanted to watch one of his films in honour of his memory. But there are so many magnificent performances, I didn’t know which one to choose. The obvious choice would be Die Hard or one of the Harry Potter movies, but I eventually settled on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
I used to love this film as a child and it’s a film I always return to fondly. It’s far from a perfect film, Kevin Costner is undoubtedly miscast in the title role and many aspects have dated over the years, but what always draws me to rewatch this film is the hugely entertaining Sheriff of…
"Locksley! I'm gonna cut your heart out WITH A SPOON!"
I'm pretty sure that if I watched this for the first time today, I wouldn't like it. I'd detest all of the inaccuracies, plotholes and dodgy accents.
But I didn't see this for the first time today. I've seen this countless times since I was a kid and back then it was only the film's sense of adventure that mattered to me and still does now.
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, to this very day, never fails to transport me back to my 12 year old self.
One of the most gritty, involving, and wildly energetic adaptations of the Robin Hood legend, Prince of Thieves is also the most underrated version, with a skillfully crafted and tension-filled story, a well-done and believable romance, great performances, intense and exciting action sequences, lush cinematography, excellent production designs, well-written characters, and strong direction.
Wow Robin Hood so has a nice american accent, yep he sure sounds like he was born in Britain alright.
The story is about are main character Robin Hood returns home with a Moorish companion to find his father murdered, his land taken and the land ruled by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. Moving to Sherwood Forest, he starts a band of thieves to undermine the sheriff and bring an end to his corruption.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a depressing, sloppy movie with less character development from are character's and more of the action. Kevin Costener through out this movie used a american accent and not a British accent and to me that is just lazy. What's next?…
how much I like it (50): 36
how good it is (50): 34
overall (100): 70
There's a lot more spit in this than I recalled.
Look, this movie has some fun stuff in it (bouncy score, unique cinematography, great battle scenes), but mostly it’s just aggressively dumb (bad accents, awkward humor). However, the main thing I walked away from Prince of Thieves with is a continuation of a question I’ve had for years: WHY WAS COSTNER SO POPULAR?! Not sure there has been an actor in Hollywood history with less charisma to pair with his mediocre acting chops.
While this film has some big name actors in it, the movie is a mess. A fabulous mess, but a mess. There is so much ridiculousness with this film between the terrible costumes and accents, to the overall flip-flopping between genre of this film, to the bizarre and unnecessary plot twists. There is little to no character progression here, and everything is wildly melodramatic. That being said, this movie is absolutely hysterical in all of its missteps, and definitely a silly movie.
Having watched this film many years ago and initially loving it, I never understood the backlash it would get. Alan Rickman is at some of his most menacing, Morgan Freemsn offers some profound words of wisdom, and Kevin Costner looks awesome with a bow and arrow. Sure it wasn't perfect but bow and arrow, bow and arrow. It was just a fun adventure, no more no less. But now I realise the problem. Kevin Conroy doesn't have much more to him than a bow and arrow here. Sure there's one very powerful scene in which he really loses his composure and nearly kills an old friend, really exposing the character's humanity, but this is barely the beginning of the movie,…
This is really an amazing movie. The music brings so much to this movie and all of the amazing actors put it over the top. Also a great movie to get hyped for D&D.
A decent Robin Hood movie. It's at it's best in it's action or campy moments, which Alan Rickman shine in. Kevin Costner just didn't seem to totally fit in the role.
Younger me really enjoyed this film and the images and moments that had stuck with me were still totally iconic and disturbing and fun... It was just all the stuff around those moments that let me down and at 155mins there's a hell of a lot of that stuff.
This really isn't great. It just overstays its welcome, it feels very TV movie in parts and other than a stellar performance by Rickman (which feels like it's from a completely different film) and a scene chewing Friar Tuck the performances just feel meh.
One of those times you wished you'd left your memory intact.
One of the few films where the extended edition is definitely preferred. This is all due to the fact it contains more Alan Rickman, whom is easily the best part about this movie.
I miss these larger than life hero spectacles. "Deemed" too violent and grim in tone in 1991; you'd think the exact opposite now. I get the feeling Kevin Costner and Kevin Reynolds both loved the overjoyed rousing feeling they got from watching the classic spectacles. There are few films where i get the sensation they won't to be both good and entertain you. They really don't make them like they used to (Even though Kevin Costner films kept sharing the same similar larger than life story over…
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