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Sub-standard Robin Hood stuff, notable for a bizarre plot change which removed the Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisborne in favour of a couple of overacting Norman lords and a scenery chewing Edward Fox as Prince John, who insists on being called "your Majesty" - even though this title was not adopted as regal until the reign of Henry VII Patrick Bergin as Robin has zero charisma and a menacing moustache, Uma Thurman plays Maid Marion as a fey boy impersonator with a bad dye job. Proof that it was possible to make a worse version of Robin Hood than Costners, it deserved to sink without trace. Written by
Don't be put off by the "TV" in the title-this is a full-blown, first-class movie. Patrick Bergin gives his Robin a sense of humor and a spark of humanity. Uma Thurman, though not the most beautiful girl in the world (that honor still remains with Olivia), is sexy, vivacious, and definitely post-modern. A few scenes don't quite develop as far as they can, but all is forgiven by the Parade of Fools in the climactic moments. One big difference between this movie and Flynn's is that here they use broadswords rather than rapiers (more realistically). Instead of the "tck tck tck" of swordplay, here there are loud "Clangs" when the blades miss their target. It makes for a really good setpiece battle between Robin and his fierce (here, French) enemy. Nothing will replace the Errol Flynn Robin Hood, but this account is vigorous, funny, and filled with little surprises.
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