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View Poll Results: What is your favourite Robin Hood?
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1939)
49
54.44%
Disney's Robin Hood (1973)
13
14.44%
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
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14.44%
Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993)
11
12.22%
Robin Hood (2010)
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4.44%
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Best Robin Hood

Old 09-13-10, 02:17 PM
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Best Robin Hood

With the most recent Robin Hood (2010) being released on Bluray next Tuesday I figured we could do a Robin Hood poll.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

LOATHE Disney's RH. Of course...I haven't seen it since I was a kid...but still. '39 for me....
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Re: Best Robin Hood

The correct answer is of course the 1939 Errol Flynn/Michael Curtiz movie.

But where is 1976's Robin and Marian? It's better than any of the other films listed (with the exception of the 1939 movie, natch).
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
The correct answer is of course the 1939 Errol Flynn/Michael Curtiz movie.

But where is 1976's Robin and Marian? It's better than any of the other films listed (with the exception of the 1939 movie, natch).
oops! I missed that one. sorry about that.
I love the Disney one (probably due to it being my first introduction to the tale). I was also a huge fan of Ridley Scott's. But again, the Robin Hood tale is great in almost all forms.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Other: John Cleese in Time Bandits.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

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Re: Best Robin Hood

I watched Ridley Scott's film last night. A decent but totally misguided effort. I *LOATHE* how filmmakers insist on dispensing of legend, fantasy, and whimsy and *INSIST* upon presenting "historical truth" or "as close to reality as possible". Which ends up giving us average to mediocre swill like Robin Hood (2010), King Arthur (2004), Troy (2004), etc. Gritty, bloody (well PG-13 bloody, anyhow), sweaty, muddy, magic-deficient takes on properties that are supposed to be either high fantasy or epic supernatural or somewhere in between.

You know who did it right? John Boorman with Excalibur. A perfect balance of grit and fantasy. It might have had a few flaws as a movie, but as grand entertainment it was fantastic.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Flynn, FTW!
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Man I have the HD-DVD of Enroll Flynn's Robin Hood but I want to watch Douglas Fairbanks 1922 version first.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

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good god...that hair on that man is hideous....
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Re: Best Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood by a country mile.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
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you forgot the 1946 Sword of Sherwood and 1952's Men of Sherwoo and the silent one.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

I've actually never seen a Robin Hood movie that I love. Though I haven't seen many of them.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Adventures of Robin Hood is one of the most fun and thrilling adventure films ever made. Nothing will top it.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Anyone that doesn't choose Flynn should be punched in the stomach, & then never allowed to watch movies again.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

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Anyone that doesn't choose Flynn should be punched in the stomach
Or be stabbed with a spoon!
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I've tried to like Disney's "Robin Hood", but MAN it bores me to tears.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

1939 version, natch.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

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Flynn, FTW!
Word!
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
You know who did it right? John Boorman with Excalibur. A perfect balance of grit and fantasy. It might have had a few flaws as a movie, but as grand entertainment it was fantastic.
Preach it!
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Re: Best Robin Hood

What about "The New Adventures of Robin Hood?" He did fight Mongols, Vikings, and Aliens after all.


FUN FACT: That is the voice of Alan Wake
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Re: Best Robin Hood

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You know who did it right? John Boorman with Excalibur. A perfect balance of grit and fantasy. It might have had a few flaws as a movie, but as grand entertainment it was fantastic.
Don't forget Helen Mirren's....assets.
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Re: Best Robin Hood

what?! no one has voted for 'men in tights'? HAS to be the best one! the scene with the shadows has gotta be the best..haha
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Re: Best Robin Hood

Should there even be an option at all? Errol Flynn defined and still defines the quintessential Robin Hood mythos. He was literally and figuratively perfect for that role. I think if Cary Elwes had not done a pseudo-parody that he would be a perfect fit for a series of Robin Hood roles in the 90s-2000s. Russell Crowe's take on the character was too much of a revisionist/historical take on the characters and story similar to King Arthur with Clive Owen. Some stories are just that: stories/fables/tales that get passed down through time that does not have a historical foundation.

I'm ranting now, so Flynn for the win!

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