Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

robin hood[Azeem shows Guy’s approaching men with a telescope. Robin peers at it, bewildered] “How did your uneducated kind ever take Jerusalem?” – Azeem

Number of Times Seen – at least 10 times (Theater in ’91, cable, video, DVD 10 Apr 2001 and 20 Jan 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After returning home from the Crusades, a nobleman becomes a wanted outlaw when he sees how the local government is oppressing the people.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I always enjoy watching because it gives me such a great feeling because of its overall theme of what one is willing to do for love.

It gets a lot of backlash due to some of Kevin Costner’s performance namely his lack of British accent and his wooden demeanor.

The recently deceased Alan Rickman is amazing as the villain The Sheriff of Nottingham. Truth is, as much as we all loved all of his work, he was always the best playing the villain.

All in all, this is a really great interpretation of the Robin Hood fable mainly because of the way the story and characters are slightly expanded and due to the love theme that really resonates throughout.

It is felt so much in the music video of the main theme sung by Bryan Adams. Check it out here:

This movie isn’t perfect, but it is very enjoyable!

Bottom Line – Really enjoy this movie every time that I watch it. Most people dislike Costner’s portrayal mainly due to his lack of British accent. Rickman always was an excellent villain and he is exceptional here as Nottingham. Great theme song that really helps resonate the feeling of what one is willing to do for love. Great interpretation of the Robin Hood fable despite a few hiccups along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Alan Rickman turned down the role of the Sheriff twice before he was told he could more or less have carte blanche with his interpretation of the character. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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