Yet another version of the classic epic, with enough variation to make it interesting. The story is the same, but some of the characters are quite different from the usual, in particular ... See full summary »
This is a remake of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe, a worthy and noble knight, the champion of justice returns to England after the holy wars. He find England under the reign of Prince ... See full summary »
The young lady Panthea Vyne falls in love with the handsome highwayman who saves her from her brutal husband. He kills him in a fair duel. Later, when Charles the 2nd is reinstated as King ... See full summary »
Yet another version of the classic epic, with enough variation to make it interesting. The story is the same, but some of the characters are quite different from the usual, in particular Uma Thurman's very special maid Marian. The photography is also great, giving the story a somewhat darker tone. Written by
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The sun does not fully shine until the end of the film, when Marian and Robin Hood, Norman and Saxon, are wedded and united. See more »
Much of the chainmail is actually cloth made to look like metal armor. This is particularly notable in close shots of camail (the chainmail covering the neck and attached to the bottom of a helmet). See more »
This is the movie that should have been in the theaters in the summer of 1991, not Kevin Costner's bloated monstrosity. This "Robin Hood" gives us a fine new twist to the legend, transporting us to a new world. The highly underrated Patrick Bergin makes a fine Robin Hood, a worthy successor to Errol Flynn -- he is a flawed man (when it comes down to it, it is his pride that gets him outlawed), but still noble and heroic. Uma Thurman is a dream as Marian, and the rest of the cast slip comfortably into their roles.
But the thing I really love out this movie is the way the villain, Falconet, meets his end. When you watch enough movies, you grow to appreciate a really dramatic, over-the-top death scene, and this is it. Falconet dies by the same method as the Sheriff in "Prince of Thieves," but his death is so much more dramatic and memorable than the Sheriff's, so much more... fitting, I suppose.
If you get a chance, this is the Robin Hood movie to see (assuming you've already seen "Adventures of Robin Hood", of course.)
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