These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Godfrey is a sadistic and cruel knight. Originally the closest friend of Prince John, Godfrey betrays him, and his entire country for personal gain, selling them out to the King of France to reconquer as long as he himself profits. Godfrey leads an assault to burn an entire village and kill anyone there, innocent or no. His crowning moment of villainy is challenging the old, blind Sir Walter to a fight, enjoying tormenting the old man and making a spectacle of it, until Walter lands a small blow, which leads to Godfrey brutally killing him in a fury.
Moral Event Horizon: Godfrey was bad before, but killing Walter Loxley when he barely represented a threat, then locking all of the Nottingham villagers inside a building and then setting the building on fire FOR NO REASON sends him flying over the edge of this trope.
Warring in the Middle East has led to financial troubles for England and are keenly felt by his successor.
Robin tells Richard that he doesn't think God would be pleased with his crusade. Not the crusade itself but the massacre of prisoners after the battle of Acre.
The American Tea Party movement, unsurprisingly, LOVES the story of a down-to-earth soldier fighting against both a menace to his nation's border and the oppressive and unjust leadership of his own government.
The idea of individual liberties and other enlightenment ideals (which won't really become popular for another few hundred years, but this is Hollywood after all) that were key in the American Revolution.