Genre Grandeur – Robin Hood (1973) – Encore Review – MovieRob


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Swashbuckler Films, here’s a review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) by Keith of Keith Loves Movies

Thanks again to Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Steve of The Movie Movie Blog Blog and it is Screwball Comedy Films

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Sep by sending them to screwballsteve@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Steve!

Let’s see what Keith thought of this movie:

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“You know, there’s been a heap of legends and tall tales about Robin Hood. All different too. Well, we folks of the animal kingdom have our own version. It’s the story of what really happened in Sherwood Forest.” – Alan A-Dale

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (cable, video, 22 Apr 2014 and 27 Aug 2018)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Disney’s version of the epic story of Robin Hood told by use of the animal kingdom.

My Take on it – This has always been one of my favorite Disney films and they do an amazing job telling this story.

The story of Robin Hood has been told many times on screen and this is among the best of them because even if they present things in a more simplistic way, the complex storyline comes across as being so poignant and clear.

Since it’s Disney, it must include songs and the ones chosen for this film work so well to add to the fun atmosphere of it all the whole way through.

This film allows us to get a great perspective on the very interesting and intriguing storyline of Robin Hood where we can see the way that good and evil are portrayed.

The voice cast chosen helps give the characters even more depth.

Since this movie uses animals as the various characters, I really liked the way that they chose particular animals to portray certain parts because it helps even more to personify the characteristics of the personalities of the different people in the story.

This is such a fun and enjoyable film since it manages to blend humor, adventure and even drama all packaged into a non-stop story of good trying to overcome evil.

Bottom Line – Amazing way to tell this kind of story. The songs work quite well and help move the action along the entire time.  Among the best versions of Robin Hood and it allows us to get a great perspective on the entire storyline. The voice cast is superb and helps give so much more depth to the characters.  The choice of animals for each of the various characters works extremely well and helps give even more insight into the way each character is portrayed. Such a fun Disney film and among the best because it manages to blend humor, action and drama so well. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  Originally, Friar Tuck was to be a pig, but was changed to a badger to avoid insulting religious sensibilities. The Sheriff of Nottingham was originally a goat, but was changed to a wolf as they seem better representing villains. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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