In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England, where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father, a nobleman loyal to King Richard the Lionhearted, has been murdered by the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham, who helped install Richard's treacherous brother, Prince John, as king while Richard is overseas fighting the Crusades. When Robin returns home, he vows to avenge his father's death and restore Richard to the throne. Even though Maid Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread. Written by
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No mention is made of John, the younger brother of Richard the Lionheart. John was the de facto ruler of England from 1190-1194, while Richard was away fighting in the Third Crusade; however, John did not become de jure King of England until Richard was killed in battle in 1199. In many of the Robin Hood legends, the Sherriff of Nottingham was a loyal follower of John. See more »
When Robin pretends he is blind and he bends down to rub horse crap on himself, he is wearing black boots with silver studding. When he and Azeem are being catapulted over the wall he is wearing brown lace up boots. See more »
Show them the courage of Allah!
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At the end of the credits: In fond memory of Egil Woxholt See more »
I'm sorry, I don't want to sound like an English bigot but I'm afraid even though the film itself is OK, and probably the best film adaptation of Robin Hood, I just cannot get passed Kevin Costner's American accent. I've nothing against an American being cast as Robin as long as they can make a credible attempt at sounding English. Some of the American actors in the film seem to have attempted one but Costner apparently decided not to bother at all. Can he not do accents? I note he has the same one in every other film I have seen him in so maybe that is it. Another problem I have with Costner, is that he is far too old to play Robin and I believe is totally miscast with the charisma of a plank of wood.
The only real saving grace in this film is the totally excellent, totally scrumptious Alan Rickman. What a star! I believe Costner had a lot of his scenes deleted but he still manages to steal the movie completely and that's why I've given it a 4 instead of a 0.
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