Home OtherCommentary The Ewok Villages and Bare Costner Butts of Robin Hood, the Prince of the Thieves

The Ewok Villages and Bare Costner Butts of Robin Hood, the Prince of the Thieves

written by rick November 22, 2016
The Ewok Villages and Bare Costner Butts of Robin Hood, the Prince of the Thieves

Aaron and Pete, the good folks at the We Love To Watch podcast, once included me in their complicated love-fest for Predator 2. Like a couple of Danny Glovers, trying to give Bill Paxton the benefit of the doubt, they invited me back on to discuss Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for their 90’s nostalgia month.

Why Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves? Why not? It has everything: Kevin Costner is Robin Hood, the Prince of Thieves! He speechifies on a log! Kevin Costner bathes in a stream, as Robin Hood, the Prince of Thieves, is wont to do. Kevin Costner fires flaming arrows while Bryan Adams sings, like a regular Robin Hood, the Prince of Thieves. Everything!

robin-hood-prince-of-thieves2

How does the 2nd-highest-grossing film of 1991 hold up today? It is a decidedly mixed bag. Alan Rickman is fantastic, presumably because he was allowed to ignore the script. Others do not fare quite so well. Costner’s basic decency looks a little bit ridiculous when he’s standing on a log, declaiming, and Morgan Freeman is both the inventor of the telescope and a born obstetrician. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves very much wants to ingratiate itself and be saluted for its princely nobility, but it’s kind of weird. And that’s before that one scene …

We also discuss horror movies, drive-ins, RiffTrax, and whether Aaron is now old enough to buy his own weed.

Give it a listen here.

Liked it? Take a second to support rick on Patreon!

You may also like