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Old 12-20-08, 06:39 PM
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How Bad Are Costner's The Postman & Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?

I've been on a bad movie kick lately, since for some reason I'm getting a bigger laugh out of bad movies than actual comedies. Two "bad" movies that come to mind are (well basically anything starring the man) Kevin Costner in The Postman and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

I've never seen The Postman, although in the visual commentary on the DVD in The Simpsons he profusely apologized for it (not to mention all the bad flack it's gotten over the years), and I haven't seen Robin Hood since I was a kid.

Are their reputations that bad? Do any hold any merit? I think I'll watch these at some point, but wanted to see what everyone else's opinions are.
Old 12-20-08, 06:42 PM
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I like both of them...and the majority of Costner's movies for that matter.
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Funny, I just ordered these from a sale at columbiahouse (as well as Waterworld). I have seen them both, and from what I remember, I think I will enjoy The Postman and Waterworld this time around, but will be bored by Robin Hood.

Also grabbed Wyatt Earp, which I have never seen.
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Robin Hood is far from bad. Surprised that would even be an option
Old 12-20-08, 06:50 PM
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Robin Hood is far from bad. Surprised that would even be an option
Robin Hood is a great movie. It might even be one of my favorite movies.
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I think that Robin Hood is a good movie. The Postman on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
I like both of them...and the majority of Costner's movies for that matter.


Same here, dig the hell out of both of them & consider them both to be good movies. Always been a real big Costner fan. Think he gets such a bum rap.

I think 3000 Miles to Graceland fits much better for your bad movie kick. It actually is a bad movie, but one I enjoy a lot & think Costner is great in.
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That's what's odd.. I like 3000 Miles to Graceland and Waterworld. Those two and The Untouchables are the only films I like that he's in, but it's mainly because of the supporting cast. Costner is just one of those actors that I can't really stand.
Old 12-20-08, 07:23 PM
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Postman was actually pretty decent ... Critics seem to have it in for Costner.
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The main thing that sticks out for me in Robin Hood is that Costner's accent is very inconsistent (I suspect after some point shooting the film, he just ditched the accent and went for broke).
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Kinda of an odd comparison. The Postman and Waterworld could make a good bad movie double feature -- because he directed both of those movies.
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How can Robin Hood be good? It's got Dave Chappelle in it. Robin Hood shouldn't be a comedy to made fun of!!!
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Originally Posted by starman9000
Also grabbed Wyatt Earp, which I have never seen.
I wish I could go back to the time when I had not seen that masterpiece, just so I could have the pleasure of seeing it again for the first time.

One of the best westerns ever made.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
I wish I could go back to the time when I had not seen that masterpiece, just so I could have the pleasure of seeing it again for the first time.

One of the best westerns ever made.
Good to hear, I've heard good things recently (as opposed to before when everyone would only say it wasn't as good as Tombstone.)

Another I haven't seen is For Love of the Game, and I don't really know why.
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Robin Hood is pretty good, if you don't mind Costner forgetting the English accent in 3/4 of the movie. The only bad thing about the DVD is that it only had the extended cut version. The theatrical version was a lot better.
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Originally Posted by dx23
Robin Hood is pretty good, if you don't mind Costner forgetting the English accent in 3/4 of the movie. The only bad thing about the DVD is that it only had the extended cut version. The theatrical version was a lot better.
Really? The copy I just received doesn't say anything about that... But yeah, I just checked Amazon and the run-times are the same for this and the 2 Disc-Special Extended Edition. That's a bummer.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Kinda of an odd comparison. The Postman and Waterworld could make a good bad movie double feature -- because he directed both of those movies.
He only directed The Postman. Waterworld and Robin Hood were both directed by Kevin Reynolds.
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Originally Posted by starman9000
He only directed The Postman. Waterworld and Robin Hood were both directed by Kevin Reynolds.
I didn't say he directed Robin Hood. As for Waterworld...
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I could never get into Robin Hood when I was younger. Haven't tried since.

I watched The Postman in the past year or two and enjoyed it a lot. I'd say it's a 3 or 3.5 star movie (our of 4).
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I liked Robin Hood as well.
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Robin Hood is pretty good as well.

And Postman/waterworld I also enjoyed.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I didn't say he directed Robin Hood. As for Waterworld...
Didn't say you said he directed Robin Hood.

As for Waterworld...I did not know that. Looks like he directed a few scenes.

I wonder if he helped or hurt it?
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Not a fan of his work except for these which are excellent :

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The only good thing about The Postman is it has Tom Petty, essentially playing, Tom Petty.
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I liked Robin Hood when I saw it originally. So much so I saw it twice in one weekend. I think it was mostly because I thought Alan Rickman was so damn funny in it. Havent seen Robin Hood since.

The Postman . . . I tried watching it once and skipped ahead quite a bit.

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