Blast from the past

5 of my favorite Robin Hood movies


You’ve probably seen the trailer for the upcoming Robin Hood movie. If you have… Do you like it? I personally love it. it’s a tale as old as time (well, maybe not) and I love the fact that Taron Egerton is in the role of Robin. I also love the fact that Ben Mendelsohn was cast in the role of Sheriff of Nottingham, and Tim Minchin is of course Friar Tuck. How cool is that?

I just adore every single one of them, and I have high hopes for this one. Leonardo Dicaprio is one of the producers of this movie (yup for real), and the shooting was done in some of my places on Earth. The city of Dubrovnik. You know… The city in which Game Of Thrones is shot too.

But while we wait for the November 21st release of Robin Hood, let’s look back at some of the best Robin Hood movies of the past. 5 of them actually.

Here’s my pick….

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman…
Fun fact about the movie: A body double was used for Kevin Costner’s nude scene under the waterfall.

Robin Hood (1973)

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller…
Fun fact about the movie: This is the 2nd Disney Animated Feature Film with no human characters at all. The first being Bambi (1942), unlike that film, these animals are Anthropomorphic living like humans do, without there being any Non-Anthropomorphic Animals.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees…
Fun fact about the movie: Hulk Hogan was offered the part of Little John, but he turned it down.

Robin and Marian (1976)

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw…
Fun fact about the movie: This was Audrey Hepburn’s first film since Wait Until Dark (1967). She had taken a break from acting to raise her family.

Robin Hood (1922)

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Wallace Beery, Sam De Grasse, Enid Bennett…
Fun fact about the movie: This film was long thought to be lost, but was rediscovered in the 1960s.


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