Saturday, February 21, 2015
Film #91: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Plot - Hot off the success of the charming Dances With Wolves, this Kevin Costner vehicle tries to go for the same general pacing and tone. Too bad the story of Robin Hood sucked in the first place.
Form - Irreverent and fun.
F/X - Sure. There's some bows and arrows and stuff?
Acting - Truly a ridiculous ensemble cast, Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Rickman put in some of the most out of place performances ever: Costner is his usual "am I actually acting?" self, Slater is his usual coked out self, Rickman is Hans Gruber Two. Freeman, oddly enough, totally screws up his character, switching between some weird Moor accent and his usual soothing croon. Sean Connery even makes a totally useless cameo in the end.
Mise en scene - Pretty locales.
Quotables - Rickman keeps talking about ripping people's hearts out with a spoon.
Cool stuff - The fight sequences would be cool, but they're all twenty seconds long. Puh.