* BaseBreaker: Over the All-American Creator/KevinCostner not even trying to do a British accent for the title role.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/MichaelKamen's opening theme.
** Not to mention that the film's production company, Morgan Creek, went on to use this as their logo fanfare for subsequent films.
** Music/BryanAdams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" is one awesome power ballad.
* 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.
** When he won the 1992 BAFTA Award for "Best Supporting Actor" for the role, his acceptance speech was:
-->''Thank you. This will be a helpful reminder to me that subtlety isn't everything!''
* 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 that it got a SuperlativeDubbing which eliminated the weirdness of Costner NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent while keeping Alan Rickman's HamAndCheese intact (although it had a couple of instances of BlindIdiotTranslation).
* NeverLiveItDown: Kevin Costner still gets ribbed on for playing a ''British'' hero without a proper British accent -- sometimes affectionately, sometimes not. Never mind the fact that a modern British accent would have been no more accurate than an American accent.
* NewerThanTheyThink: Rumor has it that this film borrows several elements from ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' (including the Moorish Merry Man and a dose of Celtic mysticism) because 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: Creator/SeanConnery as King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart. In an ''uncredited'' role, no less.
** '''Creator/BrianBlessed''' as Lord Locksley.
* SoBadItsGood: Nobody will ever call this a masterpiece, but it has its entertainment value nevertheless.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: Twice, someone goes crashing through an alleged stained-glass window. Both times, it's painfully apparent that the windows are colored paper.
* SpiritualAdaptation: One of many RobinHood films to to the novel {{Ivanhoe}}.
* WeirdAlEffect: Some people are more familiar with the Creator/MelBrooks [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights 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.
* WTHCastingAgency: Kevin Costner as Robin Hood.
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