Sunday, February 28, 2016

Movie review: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Upon returning home with his companion Azeem, Robin discovers the Sheriff terrorizing the people of the land. Encountering a band of rebels, they join together and Robin decides to fight the Sheriff as an outlaw, try to protect the maiden Marian, and defend his family name.

Kevin Costner (Robin Hood), Morgan Freeman (Azeem), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Marian), Christian Slater (Will), Alan Rickman (Sheriff of Nottingham), Michael McShane (Friar Tuck), Nick Brimble (Little John).

I own this one and have watched it a few times over the years. Obviously the plot is not completely original but the telling of the story in this movie is a lot of fun. Great action, spots of humor, drama, it is all good in this film.

With a good starting cast of Costner, Freeman, and Mastrantonio you expect quality. And not only do they deliver, but the supporting cast does wonderfully as well. My favorite line in the movie is when Rickman says to a couple of wenches: "You, my room, 9:30. You 9:45. And bring a friend!" I roll every time I hear that one.

Camera work, sets, sound, and dialogue are all high quality in this film. Special effects are mostly in the form of stunts and are also well done throughout.

With no nudity, foul language, etc. this one is probably okay for kids 10 and up with some mild violence being the only concern.

Released: 1991
Reviewed: 2.23.16
Star rating: 5 out of 5
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Blockbusters, Action & Adventure

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