Awesome / Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

  • The Plucky Comic Relief has a few moments in the sun in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Friar Tuck catches the corrupt bishop trying to flee a tower with gold.
    Bishop of Hereford: But brother friar, you would strike another man of the cloth?
    Friar Tuck: No, I wouldn't. In fact, I'll help you pack for your journey! You have to take a lot of gold to help you on your way. (shoves more bags of gold into the Bishop's arms) You are a very rich man! And that, and that. (finally throws him a small bag) And here... here's thirty pieces of silver to pay the Devil, on your way to Hell!
    • He also cheerfully refuses to surrender when first ambushed by Robin and his men, and gives a good account of himself in the fight that follows; sincerely apologizes to the "heathen" Azeem for misjudging him, after the Moor's knowledge of medicine saves a difficult childbirth; and proclaims to a rapt audience that the true blessing of wheat is not bread, "which any fool can eat", but beer.
  • Robin shooting a flaming arrow straight into a guard's chest while barrels full of gunpowder explode and burn behind him.
  • When several refugee farmers make their way to the outlaws' camp, they blame Robin for all their assorted misfortunes - they've lost land and possessions; their children have been injured in the scuffling with the Sheriff's men. He promises that they will forge a new life for themselves, and reclaim what they've lost.
    Man: But what about our kin? The Sheriff's taken all they've got, too!
    Robin: Then, by God, we take it back!
  • Most scenes with Azeem, especially his Rousing Speech near the end, and his Big Damn Heroes moment where he shows up just in time to slay the witch and repay his life debt. Morgan Freeman (along with Alan Rickman) totally stole this movie.
  • YMMV on this one, but the final showdown between Nottingham and Robin, where the Sheriff proceeds to completely dominate the majority of the fight, and only loses due to a stroke of luck.
  • In the days before Internet spoilers, the audience reaction when Sean Connery popped up as King Richard at the very end of the film was fantastic.

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