love this movie. I don't and have never cared what critics say about a movie, whether Kevin had a British accent or not. It
was much easier for us Yanks across the Pond to understand Robin. And for anyone who really cares not one of the American
actors used one either, that includes, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, nor Mary Elizabeth Masterantonio
scene of this movie is much like the opening scene of Dances With Wolves after a battle with there is much despair Robin
and Peter, Marion brother and Robin's life long friend have been captured in the Cursades. Robin and Peter escape
and along with them a condemned Moslem prison Azeem. But Peter doesn't make it, Peter is killed by an arrow as they
escape through the sewers. As he is dying he gives his family ring to Robin telling him to watch over Marion for
Robin returns to Locksley to find that his father has been killed and his lands taken for blasphemy. Now Robin
sets out to clear his father's and his name.
Alan Rickman is the Sheriff of Nottingham and to me he is one of the
best villians in the business. My favorite line in this movie ( I wait for Rickman to say it everytime) is when Robin
has escaped his men again, the Sheriff of Nottingham in a rage says to one of his servants, "That's it no more table scrapes
to the wretched and orphans. No more merciful beheadings and cancel Christmas."
The movie is about a man's attempt
to recover his name all the time he is looked at as a spoiled brat. Robin escapes the Sheriff's men and the only place
for him to hide is Sherwood Forrest. Sherwood Forrest is believed to be haunted, but Robin sees it is not haunted but
it is a harbor for all of the villagers who are wanted by the Sheriff for various reasons but primarily not paying taxes.
takes it upon himself to teach them to fight and live in the forest. These sets that were built for Sherwood Forrest
are unbelieveable. After another band of burned out villagers arrive and then it is all out war with Nottinghams men to
preserve the throne for King Richard's return. This consists of elobrate highwaymen tactics to steal the thing that Nottingham
needs to take over the throne. Money, gold and jewels. The Sheriff of Nottingham wants to gain a place in the
royal court. His plan is to kill Robin and marry Lady Marion, a cousin of the King.
The last scene of Robin and Marion marrying in Sherwood Forrest
is one of the most beautiful set designs I have ever seen.This scene had always been my favorite ending in one of Kevin's
movie until this year's Dragonfly ending. And the surprise guest that isn't credited being King Richard.
Well if you haven't seen this one go out and rent it and find out the ending.