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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…
"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.
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…
Wow Robin Hood so has a nice American accent. Yep, he sure sounds like he was born in Britain alright.
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's just lazy. What's next? A Lincoln film starring a Welsh actor how doesn't try to put a accent on and just users a Welsh accent although the whole film.
Morgan Freeman was good in the movie and so was Alan Rickman. Although out the film I was rooting for villain the whole time. The sets were was done and…
Costner truly sucks in this and there's legit an hour in the middle that should be cut, but still this is actually an insane movie. All floaty steadicam and fish-eye lens, and nothing is in focus. Dialog scenes are incomprehensible, voices mixed so low you can barely hear anything, especially not a bashful, retiring Costner's halting mumble.
Kinda the best thing here is how filthy and rotted Reynolds' casting of cartoon condensed Medieval England is. Everybody is sweaty with bad hair, toothless and deranged. There are so many small bizarre moments: the executioner bending down to lash Christian Slater to the block as a glob of spit falls from his mouth onto Slater's hair; Costner rubbing horseshit on his robe as an extra visibly stares at him; Geraldine McEwan's performance as a Weird Witch, one of the most fearlessly abject you'll ever see in a successful mainstream movie.
A fairly typical popcorn action movie.
Kevin Costner is So Bad. Kevin Costner playing a British character with an American accent and a mullet is unwatchable.
After arriving in England, Robin Hood and Azeem trek nearly 200 miles from Dover to Nottingham (and takes a detour via Hadrian's Wall, over 100 miles further north) in a day. I mean, this film is thoriughly enjoyable trash with great spectacle, but did anyone do a recce? Had the makers ever seen a map of England?
Though most of the action is clumsily shot and primarily lacking in suspense, the final siege on Nottingham Castle is the ideal climax: the infiltration over the castle walls and final showdown(s) are simple, but they match the great sense of fun that's often teased. Each jab, stab and arrow is received with a poised appetite for histrionic violence: a bombastic, summer blockbuster that chiefly utilised weapon and animal training with stunt choreography long before CGI began to seep its way into the industry. The practical action gives Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves the feeling of an epic swashbuckler even though the scale is much smaller, which is not an easy feat when concerning such a modest, popular story.
Full review at Big Face, Small Razor.
Did not realise on my first watch just how long Robin must have kept that dagger in his pants but I sure noticed this time and it's the only thing I can think about.
"Locksley! I'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!"
As I have said before, I will always defend Kevin Costner as an actor. Sure, his British accent is probably non-existent here (I am the worst at identifying accents, I didn't realise Pippin in Lord of the Rings was Scottish until someone told me, so if I, a Scottish person, can't identify a Scottish accent then what hope do I have?)
I've seen this film about ten times probably over the years and it's way better than Ridley Scott's version, which is a shame because he's the man who gave us Alien and Blade Runner.
The look and set design of this film looks pretty low budget, like an…
Reviewed in episode #2 (audio in portuguese):
Extremely hokey but also mildly entertaining for the most part. Costner is hilariously miscast as the titular Robin, coming off more as high school play rendition of him.
In short, everything about this is ridiculously overblown, but it's almost endearing rather than irritating. It's harmless fare that's good for an occasional spin on evening television.
I love this and make no apologies for it. Saw it this time at an outdoor, moonlit screening at Alnwick Castle, where some of it was filmed. Awesome.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Can't tell if satire or not.
Working on adding notes for all of them.
Almost any movie directed…