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Robin Hood: Prince of Cheeeezzeee

First of all, I’d like to express my disappointment for having watched “Men in Tights” before “Prince of Thieves”. I might have liked/understood MIT if I had known it was a parody of POT. (Probably not though, let’s just be honest.)

I heart Kevin Costner. Mostly because as a kid we had a beloved VHS copy of “Field of Dreams” and he was just so dreamy in that one. So, I was super stoked to watch this classic for the first time, because… Well… You know…

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Mmm Hmm… Lest we forget Kevin Costner of the 1990’s.

You can imagine my disappointment when this movie ended up being one big ‘ole cheese fest. Don’t get me wrong, I like corny movies just like the next person, but this one was just too much.

Here are the cheesiest things about “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” with reactions from The Sheriff of Nottingham:

1) The Soundtrack
As soon as little notes from Bryan Adam’s hit song started working their way into the film, I felt my gag reflex go off.

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2) Alan Rickman
That guys just SCREAMS cheesy. And isn’t he supposed to be the menacing Sheriff of Nottingham? Why is he so funny then?

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3) The Love Plot
Blech! Like, we all know what’s gonna happen, but why does it have to be so painfully obvious from the start. I mean, Robin Hood and Marian have to fall in love if Bryan Adams tells them to, right?

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4) The One-Liners
So many. So, so many.

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5) The Wedding
I’ve got nothing against Holy Matrimony, but does it really need to be done in the forest with Sean Connery officiating and Bryan Adam’s playing? …I’m done.

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My official reaction:

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The Bad News in a Good Way

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It’s been almost 3 weeks since I first watched “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and I just haven’t been inspired to write this blog. (Whomp, whomp.) BUT, since I’ve promised to blog about each movie classic I watch, no matter how much I like (or dislike) it…

Here’s the bad news in a good way:

This film was not my cup of tea, but that one guy from “The Princess Bride” is. He’s pretty great.

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That’s it. That’s all I got. Oh, and didn’t I hear that Mel Brooks has EGOT status? …I guess there’s somethings we’ll all just have to agree to disagree on.

My official rating:

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