Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Spoiler Alert! No one swings on a chandelier in this movie, no matter what you think you remember.

Don't worry, though. There is plenty of this:

And Robin Hood does manage to skillfully knock out two guards with this deer:

Ah, Robin Hood. A real swashbuckler, and played so well by Errol Flynn. Errol Flynn is just so good at being sarcastic and witty.

Marian: "Why, you speak treason!"
Robin Hood: "Fluently."

So, classic story.. and despite the fact that you can find Monty Python moments all throughout a movie that is maybe not supposed to be taken in quite that way, Robin Hood is definitely deserving of four stars. Once I start missing Robin Hood's quips and Will Scarlet's hat, I know I will see this again.

Final warning: If you wish to remain charmed by Errol Flynn's acting, do NOT read up on his personal life.

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