Fortunately for the poor and oppressed (where are our riches? We were promised riches!) Robin Hood, the selfless, if pointless hero, is there to rob from the rich and give to the needy. If only it didn't create more problems than there already are...
Robin Hood: Czwarta strzała translation is a No Budget independent Surreal Humor movie written and directed by Władysław Sikora (him of the Baśń O Ludziach Stąd - the tendency for Non Sequitur is his Creator Thumbprint). It can be watched on the Internet.
Robin robbed the following tropes:
- Anachronism Stew: Tomatoes were unknown in XII century England. So were teddy bears.
- Berserk Button: For Alan, hurting his pony (which is behind the bush, honest).
- Brick Break: Little John tries it with a log, but is unsuccessful.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Ginsburne, to the long-suffering Sheriff.
- Entitled Bastard: The poor. One wants to build himself a castle. A small, poor one.Friar Tuck: Help yourselves to some food.
Poor man: We don't need yer food! We're dying of poverty, not hunger! Give us gold!
- Evil Is Hammy: The Sheriff is prone to oddly deadpan rants in the Surrounded by Idiots vein.
- Evil Laugh: Ginsburne indulges along with the murderer he sends to kill Robin.
- Eyepatch of Power: The Sheriff.
- Fatal Family Photo: It's unclear how Robin got a miniature portrait of Marion, but as soon as he shows it to Alan, we know something's afoot.
- Foreign Cuss Word: The Sheriff utters a string of them, from a number of languages, when Robin has robbed one noble too many.
- Funny Background Event: While the epic confrontation between Robin and Ginsburne starts, the covetous peasant steals the piggy bank. And Ginsburne's cloak.
- Gratuitous English: Several instances, notably the "inner voice" scene. It's England, after all.
- Head Desk: Robin uses conveniently placed trees. This causes him headaches, but also turns Marion's attention.
- How Dare You Die on Me!: Parodied.Will: Nah, Marion told us to say that. [...] Don't let a girl boss you around. Die if you want to.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Robin Hood can shoot an apple off his own head (using a mirror).
- Lemony Narrator: Kind of reminiscent of a popular history programme Sensacje dwudziestego wieku, with the narrator, hands in his pockets, explaining a "reenactment" of the events in a deadpan tone, unseen by any of the characters. He also makes punny asides which are neither here nor there. And turns up in increasingly odd places.
- Love at First Sight: It takes Robin and Marion the space of one scene to fall head over heels for each other. Then they commence frolicking on the meadow.
- Lured into a Trap: The bait being Ginsburne with a piggy bank on string.
- Mockumentary: The ending has several characters speaking of Robin and his influence on their lives, like in a Documentary about a well-known present day person.
- Mooks: Sheriff's men (played by girls, most of them). Lampshaded:Narrator: But since they served the bad cause, they were stupid and useless like Germans in a war movie.
- Moral Guardian: Friar Tuck pays strict, erm, lip service to the idea that the Merry Men stop swearing.
- Morning Routine: With a song about how important it is to eat breakfast.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Herm tries to cheer Robin up by showing him all the poor who need him, only for Robin to notice the formerly rich among them. Cue Head Tree.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Marion's bad feelings. Unfortunately, it's her shouts that distract Robin in the crucial moment, so a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy can be claimed here.
- Naked People Are Funny: The rich are robbed of everything but their drawers.
- Offscreen Crash: Robin throws his sword offscreen, hitting someone.Robin: Sorry.
- Peerless Love Interest: Parodied:Robin: But Marion isn't an ordinary woman!
Will: What is she then?
Robin: An extraordinary woman. (Begins a lyrical monologue about her wonderfulness.)
- The Philosopher: Robin. He spends much more time doubting himself and the system than he does robbing anyone.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Robin has one, and only one. The Merry Men have heard it a million times and won't laugh at it anymore. Robin finds it profoundly depressing.
- Precision F-Strike: From friar Tuck, who usually berates others for swearing. "You say these things to get the wounded's attention!" But it's Will's swearing that turns Robin's.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: As we're introduced to the Merry Men, by means of a series of mugshotsNarrator: They all have previous.
- Returning the Handkerchief: One is given to Robin by Marion in their first scene together, and he promises to wash it and return it. But never manages to.
- Rousing Speech: From the Sheriff, to his men, full of Metaphorgotten, but gets the job done.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: The rich guy in a vest. He's the foundation of the system!
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "No Entry. Nothing Interesting Here!" Only actually, it's a misdirection for Sheriff's men, but it does exploit the trope.
- Sweetie Graffiti: Marion has adorned a tree with " I <heart> Robin".
- Taking the Bullet: Marion wants to do so, but the bolt out of Ginsburne's crossbow - which he only had the occasion to reach for thanks to her shouting - misses her and hits Robin straight in the heart.
- Vagueness Is Coming: Herm's ominous, ominous line, followed by bad feelings on Marion's part:Herm: The paths of fate are unknown.
- Waking Non Sequitur: Several from the wounded Robin.
- "Wanted!" Poster: Sheriff has posters for Zorro, Janosik, Robin Hood and Lenin.
- Waving Signs Around: The oppressed rich rally, complete with yelling "Robin, go home!" (In Gratuitous English.)
- You Are Too Late: Ginsburne's murderer, to his own astonishment.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Robin and Ginsburne's duel.Ginsburne: I defend the law!
Robin: I defend justice!
Ginsburne: That's not the same thing?
Robin: (thinks for a while) No! (resumes swashbuckling)