Reviews and Problems with Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
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Robin Hood so has a nice american accent.
Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
6 November 2014
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Yes, this movie is 22 years old, yes, it's taken me this long to see this film. And, well...I can hardly say that it was worth the wait. It was just a pretty average film. It had a huge star, in fact probably the biggest star of the time in Kevin Costner (who goes back in fort between a bad British accent and a southern drawl so many times throughout that it becomes comical), that lady who was in every movie of the early 90's (Mastrantonio), the next big thing (Slater),...
A rousing adventure on a underwhelming Blu-ray Disc
17 January 2013
Excerpt: I haven’t seen the original Robin Hood yet but I’d say that Prince of Thieves is a definitive Robin Hood movie of modern time; more so than Ridley Scott’s version. But if the film didn’t have its missteps, it could have been the definitive Robin Hood movie of the ages. The weakest elements of the movie have to be the performances by Kevin Costner and Christian Slater.
Summary: This is an overly melodramatic and sappy version of the Robin Hood tale. It doesn't help that Kevin Costner displays an unconvincing English accent throughout the film and that the movie boasts a modern, Bryan Adams-infused soundtrack, sort of like a medieval Young Guns, but not as fun.
Summary: Robin of Locksley (Costner) encounters and saves Azeem (Freeman). Sheriff of Nottingham (Rickman) rules England. The Sheriff proposes to Marian while Robin is being hunted. A wonderful cast yet the screenplay doesn't bring anything new to the plate. Had a few likable action scenes but its pace was just to dull. Best performances are from Freeman and Rickman. This murky and violent version of Robin Hood.
Excerpt: Above-average, well-done, and far-removed take on the original Robin Hood story. The transfer is simply atrocious. Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves. I believe Costner's Robin Hood is a good enough movie to be remastered correctly. The review by TheZoof is completely off base. He says the video is "average with no dirt or real problems." I'm here to tell you that that statement is as wrong as wrong could be!
Summary: Dang, no wonder I like cheesy movies to some extent. With somewhat bad acting on the front of Costner and Mastrantonio, this film definitely gets the Oscar for one of the cheesiest films in the early 90s. What makes this a somewhat decent movie is Alan Rickman with comic relief, and Morgan Freeman kicking butt. Some scenes were definently more strong than others. Then again, all movies have scenes like that.
Excerpt: I've always really enjoyed this movie, no English accents and all However, the blu-ray looks just like a DVD and not even a good one. It badly needs a remaster. I thought the sound was improved and it has a nice array of extras. Overall if you don't have it already I would recommend buying it based on the strength of the film alone. If you already own the DVD it may not be worth an upgrade unless you really want the improved audio.