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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…
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.
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.
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?…
A staple for 90's filmmaking poor racial tropes. Morgan Freeman plays a middle eastern character because of course he does. The attempted sense of merriment that the film is supposed to evoke is sort of lost when you consider two hands are cut off two different people in the first few seconds of the film.
"Mistletoe" - Kevin Costner to Morgan Freeman
Kevin Costner plays Robin Hood with the unnatural wholesomeness of a Evangelical TED talker.
+2.5 stars because not enough 2.5 hour long adventure movies employ fish eye lens, +2 stars because not enough 2.5 hour long adventure movies these days employ a villain who's purely and flamboyantly evil. Alan Rickman's Nottingham is a part of a dying breed alongside Emperor Palpatine and, I don't know, Captain Bligh from "Mutiny on the Bounty." But -2 stars because the old crone mixing her blood and spit with her long yellow fingernail is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen and I once had to search for bird bones in my Doberman's stool.
I didn't realize how directly Men In Tights was a parody of this until now
"Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent."
Still a great and enjoyable watch of one of my favorite films.
Hadn't revisited it since I'd seen it in theatres (only dim memories there), and oh my is it dreadful. Performances are generally lazy/hammy, with Costner so stilted that you'd mistake him for an amateur who stumbled into something far beyond him. Director Reynolds has no real flair for this sort of adventure tale, and while the Olde English setting looks fine, the whole thing is dull and windy. Wholly forgettable.
Hehe, I mean it's what you'd expect from an 80's haired Robin Hood version starring Kevin Costner from the early 90's. Good effort, but it just hasn't aged well at all.
the one with russell crowe was better 👀
This 1991 American romantic adventure film, based on the legend of Robin Hood, is directed by Kevin Reynolds and stars Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater and Brian Blessed.
Robin of Locksley (Costner) escapes captivity in Jerusalem after fighting with King Richard of England (Sean Connery) in the Crusades. He befriends a Moor named Azeem (Freeman) and they flee to England. Meanwhile, the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham (Rickman) begins to take hold over the people with the help of his corrupt and merciless family and allies.
On Robin’s return, he finds his father (Blessed) murdered by Nottingham and his people are being oppressed. Swearing to take back the Locksley land and help those impoverished, Robin…
Films featuring jump scares created by a cat.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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