Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
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?…
"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.
this movie I grew up with . I think my parents even took me to the theater to see it...
Kevin Costner isnt my fav actor .. in fact he isnt even the best part of this movie...
ITS ALAN FUCKING RICKMAN ... I was terrified of this man for many many years only knowing him from this and die hard... the man is brilliant and just does evil soooo well .
also HELLO MORGAN FREEMAN ... buff much?
Another childhood favourite of mine appearing on tv on the same day. Great viewing.
I wanted to be nothing more than Robin Hood when I was a kid and it was all thanks to this brilliant yet strange adaptation to the famous tale.
This has always been my favourite movie based on Robin Hood and I believe that may be due to the fact that not only does it feature Morgan Freeman but also Alan Rickman, one of the most badass villains in movie history and quite frankly used to creep me out when I was younger. Let's be honest it also has a kickass theme (no, not Bryan Adams).
It's another one of those films I will quote an awful lot due to the 30+ viewings I've had of this movie and always seems to put a smile on my face. Fantastic!
As a huge fan of Robin Hood in general--the 1938 version being one of my favorite movies--I had high hopes that this rendition would hold up, but unfortunately, I found my interest wandering throughout its elongated running time.
Aside from his performance in Dances with Wolves, I'm beginning to think that Kevin Costner is the king of 90's mediocrity, at least when it comes to adventure movies.
This is a film that has some pretty incredible set pieces, but as important as castles and dining halls are to any Robin Hood movie, Robin Hood himself better be suave and charismatic--something Costner couldn't quite pull off.
That, as well as lackluster swordplay, dull cinematography, and unnecessary magic, keeps this interpretation from succeeding.
And there's the miserably-comedic breaking of the 4th wall by Friar Tuck at the end... yeah fuck that.
Half-star bump for sentimental value. Will still make my children watch this.
I don't even care how many things this film has wrong with it. Its funny, its sweet, has a wonderful bromance, and a young Christian Slater being adorable. Sold. 110% sold
This movie holds significant sentimental value to me, as I dragged my father to it multiple times in the theater, then watched it repeatedly on VHS. All this from ages 7-10.
The movie does not play so well as an adult. And Costner's (and everyone else's) attempt at an accent is not the primary problem. The movie cannot figure out what it wants to be. It is at times playful, though rarely successfully. It is at times brutal; some of the scenes are downright horrifying, which is problematic for a movie that was aimed at kids (as Robin Hood should be). None of the actors seem to quite know what movie they are in, whether they should be brooding or…
Sing with me, fellas!
Look into my eyes – you will see
What this film means to me.
Search your heart, search your soul
And when you find the film in my shelves, you'll search no more.
Don't tell me this film ain't worth watching.
You can't tell me it's not worth spending time on.
You know it's true:
Everything I do, I do it for this film.
Yes, that was lame.
I don't care.
This film is a childhood memory.
And a fond one.
I love it!
This is the first movie I watched at the cinema and I still remember crying whenever the witch came onscreen. I still love it after all these years, even the Bryan Adams bits (in fact they're the best bits). The movie has a wonderful theme park feel with the director playing fast and loose with different elements of English mythology. It also boasts one of the greatest cameos of all time.
Me decía mi madre que muy mal no haber visto entera y de forma consciente el Robin Hood de Kevin Costner. Así que me la he puesto. Y mirusté, me ha molado.
Veo que no está muy bien considerada, pero me ha parecido divertida, emotivilla, emocionante y me han gustado todos los personajes. Es Robin Hood, no sé. Es una historia guay que está versión desarrolla de forma bien maja, dando minutos (pues es larga, pero apetece que lo sea) a cada elemento de dicha historia.
Una aventura clasicota con todo lo necesario, creo yo. No es que sea de obligado visionado, pero tampoco entendería que alguien no pasara un buen rato.
¿Qué será lo próximo, criticar Dragonheart?
Wow, who new that so many English people had American accents?
Listen, seriously though ... this is not a good movie by any stretch. It starts out solid (if silly) and just steadily devolves into utter retardation. And yet ... there's still something about it that you just can't help but like.
I watched over and over as a boy. Couldn't wait for my favorite moments. Quite dated, still fun.
There is so so much wrong with this movie.
And yet I love it.
Kevin Costner is the worst Robin Hood ever
Alan Rickman is the greatest villain since Al Pacino in Dick Tracy
It is endlessly enjoyable-and I can't help but laugh at the complete who-gives-a-fuckedness of the accents and acting throughout.
Brings back so many memories of childhood fun at the movies.
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