There are only so many ways I can express my seething hatred for this movie. I don’t even know WHY I hate it so much, because usually I’m just amused at movies who are totally inept in every way.
Maybe it’s because it’s such a naked example of timeless art being swallowed and puked back up by Hollywood. “The Robin Hood legend? Sure, why not! Just cast an American who can’t act as the classic British outlaw, cast a black guy as a Muslim so we’ll be PC, add in some flashy special effects that the story doesn’t need, get Sean Connery for a 3-second cameo and throw in some ancient British tribes who didn’t exist in medieval times! We know this will be shit, but fuckit, our audience is really stupid! Oh fine, we’ll put in a real British actor into the movie, just to show how much we care about authenticity. Of course, we don’t care if he actually ACTS! He can just dance around buck-ass nekkid for all we care!”
Well, there is ONE good thing about this movie: it spawned a fairly funny parody.
Shaddup. I like that movie. Sure, it’s no Young Frankenstein, but it’s fucking Citizen Kane compared to any parodies that come out these days. And Cary Elwes is hilarious.
- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Part 1
- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Part 2
- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Part 3
- Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Part 4