Love it or loathe it, but you can’t talk about Robin Hood movies without mentioning Kevin Costner‘s Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves. The Kevin Reyndolds directed film stars Costner at the peak of his early nineties powers; full of charm, swash and buckle. Okay, so he hasn’t got an English accent, but he does have Morgan Freeman at his side and well cast bunch of merry men.
The film is also a standout for Alan Rickman‘s scene stealing performance as the Sheriff of Nottingham. He’s got the style and ham of a pantomime villain and he makes the film immensely watch-able. Of course when the history books are written, Costner and Rickman won’t even be mentioned; it’ll be Bryan Adams massive hit single that was released from the soundtrack that grabs all of the attention.
The film is perfect Sunday viewing, just don’t go getting that song into your head…
Released in the summer of 1991, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves grossed over $165 million at the US box office and more than $390 million globally.