Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every Tuesday FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
“The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was a huge hit on release and had an incredible supporting cast but its biggest problem with fans and critics was Kevin Costners lazy performance. Supposedly he was asked to do an English accent but failed miserably so he sticks to his regular voice. So what he got was an American Robin Hood!..its good to see Hollywood being faithful to its source material.
Aside from Costners accent the movie has great production design and some well executed drama and is far more entertaining than Ridley Scott’s recent epic.