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Robin Hood: Men in Tights Blu-ray review

Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Credit: Fabulous Films

Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes) escapes from Khalil Prison in Jerusalem and is tasked with discovering fellow inmate Asneeze’s (Isaac Hayes) son Ahchoo (Dave Chapelle). When he returns to England, Robin discovers that Prince John (Richard Lewis) has been left in cost whereas King Richard (Patrick Stewart) is combating in the Crusades. He additionally catches the attention of Maid Marian of Bagelle (Amy Yasbeck), who Prince John has his eye on too.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights was initially launched in 1993 and it was an enormous flop on the field workplace. Hoping to cash-in on the way more profitable Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner, the movie has been chalked up as one among Mel Brooks’ profession misses. The movie has resurfaced with a brand new DVD launch and a first-time Blu-ray launch so the possibility to revisit it was one which I discovered very interesting.

I hoped going into it, that Robin Hood: Men in Tights can be a type of movies that was forward of its time or misunderstood the first-time spherical. Sadly that didn’t transform the case and you’ll see why it didn’t pull in the large audiences it had hoped for. One of the important thing parts of a profitable parody is having the ability to poke enjoyable of all of the references in a intelligent and witty means.

That’s the place Robin Hood: Men in Tights has its largest misstep – the jokes are apparent, clunky and 26-years-on a few of them are just a bit bit on the mistaken aspect of creepy. Now I’m not one to be overly delicate, even in this ‘Me Too’ period we’re now residing in however a working joke in the movie is that Maid Marian wants to search out the fitting man to unlock her chastity belt and have intercourse along with her. There’s actually no different objective for the character in the movie and to say that’s reductive is an understatement. It didn’t work then and it definitely doesn’t work now.

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The movie isn’t fully with out benefit. There are some laughs available, as juvenile as they could be, and truly the forged is realty good. Cary Elwes was higher than this on the time he made it however his appeal and charisma nearly makes the movie watchable. Another spotlight is Richard Rees who retains his Prince John on the fitting aspect of pantomime. Tracey Ullman is reliably humorous too as Latrine, an outdated hag who’s infatuated with Prince John.

The Blu-ray switch is spectacular. Whether or not the movie wanted, or deserved one, could also be a moot level however it seems good. The image high quality is nice and the sound has been scrubbed up making it clearer than ever.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is unfortunately simply not an excellent movie. Despite one of the best efforts of the forged, and consider me they struggle very arduous, the movie can’t rise about its horrible script and base humour. This ought to have been a laugh-a-minute traditional however as a substitute it’ll be remembered as a missed alternative field workplace flop, and that’s an actual disgrace.

Cast: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Mark Blankfield, Dave Chappelle, Isaac Hayes, Erica Allan Kramer, Matthew Porretta, Tracey Ullman, Patrick Stewart Director: Mel Brooks Writer: J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Mel Brooks Certificate: PG Duration: 104 minutes Released by: Fabulous Films Release date: 22nd April 2019 Buy Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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