History Film / RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves

7th Aug '17 8:59:55 AM Thorion
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** Nobody brings up the fact that Richard had three brothers and a nephew living at the time of the Third Crusade, so Nottingham's plot to get a claim on the throne by becoming a distant relative of the king by marriage wouldn't have gotten him very high in the line of succession.

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** Nobody brings up the fact that Richard had three brothers one legitimate brother and a nephew living at the time of the Third Crusade, so Nottingham's plot to get a claim on the throne by becoming a distant relative of the king by marriage wouldn't have gotten him very high in the line of succession.
11th Jun '17 7:53:28 PM papyru30
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* RenaissanceMan: The Sheriff's scribe serves as his bookkeeper, surgeon, advisor, assistant, also informs him of the public's opinion on Robin.
19th May '17 1:05:47 PM MrDeath
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Happily averted; Azeem is still standing by the time credits roll]].
9th May '17 6:38:54 PM Fireblood
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* MisBlamed: A meta-example; the film is rather notorious for the fact that most of the cast, and Kevin Costner in particular, lack a British accent. What we consider a British accent today is a fairly recent innovation, and having characters speak with said accent doesn't make them any more or any less accurate to the time period. If accuracy were that important, the characters really should be speaking either Old or Middle English (the film takes place during the period of transition between the two), which would be largely incomprehensible to a speaker of Modern English. Furthermore, as part of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, Robin may not have spoken English: Norman French was the language of the English nobility of the time, and in fact Richard himself didn't speak English at all.
9th May '17 6:24:52 PM Fireblood
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Sheriff invites the Celtic chieftain to the council with his allies, one of them questions his abilities. The chieftain takes a burning log out of the fireplace and calmly presses it against his own palm. Others are impressed and the council continues, while, in the background, the chieftain is visibly stifling a scream, even biting his hand.
* GiveAwayTheBride: King Richard requests that he would do this when he interrupts the wedding of Robin and Marian just before Friar Tuck declares them to be husband and wife. None object.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When the Sheriff invites the Celtic chieftain to the council with his allies, one of them questions his abilities. The chieftain takes a burning log out of the fireplace and calmly presses it against his own palm. Others are impressed and the council continues, while, in the background, the chieftain is visibly stifling a scream, even biting his hand.
* GiveAwayTheBride: King Richard requests that he would do this when he interrupts the wedding of Robin and Marian just before Friar Tuck declares them to be husband and wife. None object.
9th May '17 6:14:09 PM Fireblood
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After all the horrible things he's done, the Sheriff is outraged at the notion of forcing himself on Marian before they are properly married. He seemed to have no problem with forcing her ''after'' they were married though (at that point he thinks it's probably just [[MaritalRapeLicense his right]]).

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After all the horrible things he's done, the Sheriff is outraged at the notion of forcing himself on Marian before they are properly married. He seemed to have no problem with forcing her ''after'' they were married though (at that point he probably thinks it's probably just [[MaritalRapeLicense his right]]).
9th May '17 6:13:26 PM Fireblood
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After all the horrible things he's done, the Sheriff is outraged at the notion of forcing himself on Marian before they are properly married. He seemed to have no problem with forcing her ''after'' they were married though.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After all the horrible things he's done, the Sheriff is outraged at the notion of forcing himself on Marian before they are properly married. He seemed to have no problem with forcing her ''after'' they were married though.though (at that point he thinks it's probably just [[MaritalRapeLicense his right]]).
9th May '17 6:10:31 PM Fireblood
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*** However, in the extended cut of the film, there is a scene where Mortianna advises him to, "Recruit the beasts that share our god." It should also be noted that said Christian priest is a willing stooge of the Sheriff, albeit more out of cowardice than conviction. Make of it what you will.

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*** However, in the extended cut of the film, there is a scene where Mortianna advises him to, to "Recruit the beasts that share our god." It should also be noted that said Christian priest is a willing stooge of the Sheriff, albeit more out of cowardice than conviction. Make of it what you will.
9th May '17 5:57:34 PM Fireblood
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* AffablyEvil: The Bishop acts with the manners of an actual priest at all times such as when he's lying to Robin or trying to convince Marian to marry The Sheriff.

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* AffablyEvil: The Bishop acts with the manners of an actual a good priest at all times times, such as when he's lying to Robin Robin, or trying to convince Marian to marry The Sheriff.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The Sheriff blackmails Marian in to marrying him by threatening the lives of the children he captured in the raid on the Merry Men's camp.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: The Sheriff blackmails Marian in to into marrying him by threatening the lives of the children he captured in the raid on the Merry Men's camp.



** The Sheriff's men also use flaming arrows (and flaming catapults) when trying to kill the outlaws in the ''forest''. Robin and and the other Merry Men are appropriately horrified.

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** The Sheriff's men also use flaming arrows (and flaming catapults) when trying to kill the outlaws in the ''forest''. Robin and and the other Merry Men are appropriately horrified.



** They also seemed to forget that Richard only spent about six months of his entire reign in England. He also forgave John and instead focused on regaining territory in UsefulNotes/{{France}}. Though this last bit is absent from pretty much ''every single version'' of the Robin Hood legend.

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** They also seemed to forget that Richard only spent about six months of his entire reign in England. He also forgave John and instead focused on regaining territory in UsefulNotes/{{France}}. Though UsefulNotes/{{France}}, though this last bit is absent from pretty much ''every single version'' of the Robin Hood legend.legend (also that John legitimately became king after he died).



** Barbarian Celts, more befitting Roman times, during the era of the Crusades.

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** Barbarian Celts, more befitting Roman times, during the era of the Crusades. They are also referred to as pagans, though all of the Celts were Christian by this era.



* AttemptedRape: As soon as the bishop declares them man and wife, the Sheriff proceeds to force himself on Marian.

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* AttemptedRape: As soon as the bishop declares them man and wife, the Sheriff proceeds to force himself on Marian. Of course, this wouldn't be [[MaritalRapeLicense considered rape]] back then, although still unkind.
9th May '17 5:44:08 PM Fireblood
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A 1991 movie based on the Myth/RobinHood legends, starring Creator/KevinCostner in the title role. The story is familiar; Robin, a crusader, escapes Jerusalem alongside a Muslim named Azeem (Creator/MorganFreeman), and they return to [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. They discover that Robin's father (Creator/BrianBlessed) has been killed by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Creator/AlanRickman), who is also now apparently a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade devil worshipper]]. They become outlaws, and steal from the rich and give to the poor. Men are made merry, [[{{Swashbuckler}} bucklers are swashed]] and they all live HappilyEverAfter. (Except the Sheriff, obviously.)
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A 1991 movie based on the Myth/RobinHood legends, starring Creator/KevinCostner in the title role. The story is familiar; Robin, a crusader, Crusader, escapes Jerusalem alongside a Muslim named Azeem (Creator/MorganFreeman), and they return to [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England]]. They discover that Robin's father (Creator/BrianBlessed) has been killed by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Creator/AlanRickman), who is also now apparently a [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade devil worshipper]]. They become outlaws, and steal from the rich and give to the poor. Men are made merry, [[{{Swashbuckler}} bucklers are swashed]] and they all live HappilyEverAfter. (Except the Sheriff, obviously.)
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