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Robin Hood: Men in Tights
« on: May 27, 2010, 05:54:11 AM »
Robin Hood: Men in Tights



Mel Brooks scores a bull's-eye with this hysterical reinvention of the Robin Hood fable!  In days of olde, when men were men, men wore tights.  And none wore tights mightier–or tighter–than Robin Hood!  Aided by his band of merry men, Robin of Loxley wrested power from the evil Prince John, brought humiliation upon the despicable Sheriff of Rottingham and found the key to the fair Maid Marian's heart–and her chastity belt.  Starring Cary Elwes as the dashing defender of the downtrodden, the hilarious supporting cast includes Tracey Ullman as the sorceress Latrine, Richard Lewis as Prince John, Dom DeLuise as mob boss Don Giovanni and Mel Brooks himself as Rabbi Tuckman.

My Thoughts

I fully admit that this one is silly, but I think the silliness works.  This may not be the best thing Mel Brooks has done, but it is still entertaining and it works well as a spoof.  It does seem like the movie is mostly poking fun at Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.  There is even a joke about how this Robin can speak with an English accent that seems directed directly at Kevin Costner.  The plot is mostly predictable, which I think tends to happen with spoof type movies, but it is still fun and entertaining.  Some of the humor is a bit gross or crude and a lot of the humor is silly.  This isn't a movie that is going to appeal to a lot of people.  It is a good choice for people in the mood for something silly. 



I did post a review on Epinions.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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Re: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 01:46:10 PM »
I love silly crude humor.  :bag:

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Re: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 08:41:43 PM »
I do too at times.

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Re: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 04:20:17 AM »
This one is still in my to watch pile. I have heard good things about it from those who don't mind the spoof movies.

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Re: Robin Hood: Men in Tights
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 04:22:55 AM »
I hope you like it when you watch it.