* BaseBreaker: Over the All-American Kevin Costner not even trying to do a British accent for the title role.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: MichaelKamen's opening theme.
* DracoInLeatherPants / EvilIsSexy: The Sheriff of Nottingham gets this treatment, with many female fans finding him more attractive than the hero. It probably helps that Creator/AlanRickman's performance is played to such hammy perfection that he steals pretty much every scene he appears in.
** That and the fact that he's, you know, Creator/AlanRickman.
* HamAndCheese: Rickman's Sheriff is easily the best thing in the movie.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The movie was a complete success in Spain, and it appears on television at least once a year with pretty good rates. It helped the fact that it got a SuperlativeDubbing which eliminated the weirdness of Costner NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent while maintaining Alan Rickman's HamAndCheese intact (although it had a couple of instances of BlindIdiotTranslation).
* NewerThanTheyThink: Rumor has it that the reason this film borrows several elements from ''RobinOfSherwood'' (including the Moorish Merry Man and a dose of Celtic mysticism) is that the writer hadn't done enough research to realize that ''Robin of Sherwood'' had invented those bits, and thought they were standard parts of the legend.
* OneSceneWonder: SeanConnery as King RichardTheLionheart. In an ''uncredited'' role, no less.
** '''BrianBlessed''' as Lord Locksley.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Twice, someone goes crashing through an alleged stained-glass window. Both times, it's painfully apparent that the windows are colored paper.
* UnfortunateImplications: According to this movie, Celts were basically [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]]. Apparently the filmmakers forgot that the millions of Celts still living in Ireland, Bretagne and Wales might take offense. Also YouFailHistoryForever by pretending that they were a distinct culture in the late 12th century England.
** They ''were'' a distinct culture, just as the Scots, Welsh, and Irish are today. The failure is in claiming there was a group of people known as "Celts," as opposed to one of the more specific groups.
** Also forgotten is that, by the 13th century, none of said groups were known for wearing war paint (or for that matter, going into battle with only fur or bare-chested). Such cultural military bravado had been out of style for centuries in Western Europe (for mercenaries and professional soldiers, at the very least).
* WeirdAlEffect: Some people are more familiar with the Creator/MelBrooks [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves spoof]] than this.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/box-of-robin-hood-prince-of-thieves-tiein-breakfas,26456/ Prince of Thieves breakfast cereal]]. A breakfast cereal based on a movie that starts with someone's hand being cut off and keeps going.