Kaz (kazbaby) wrote,

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For some reason I am seriously jonsing to watch Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. I have never understood why people put it down, or Kevin Costner. While I don't enjoy all of his movies, I still think he's a damn good actor. I know that people will give 101 aesthetic reasons why they don't like him, but I don't care about that type of thing. I look at how he portrays the character and if he brings it home for me in the story. I've enjoyed more of his movies since he started doing darker, harder characters. Not that I don't enjoy his more light-hearted roles, like Field of Dreams.

I think the only movie of his I haven't seen is Bull Durham, I hear it's a great movie but I honestly can't stand most baseball flicks (but I will beat you if you try and stop me from watching The Natural *g*), and Fandango. Though I did try and watch the latter one but the acting in it from everyone is so bad (very immature, nowhere near honed as it is now).

But Robin Hood is one of his light-hearted roles that I enjoy the fuck out of, for several reasons:
1. I love movies with sword fighting, particularly if they have a 'gritty' look. It's more realistic.
2. Morgan Freeman (that's it. no other reason that that. he is the fucking man)
3. Really cool treehouses. :D
4. Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Dude, I remember that I could not believe that was the same guy as in Die Hard. So I searched through my collection of TVGuides (obviously pre-internet, it was 1991) until I found a description of Die Hard and saw his name in the credits. And I loved him more.

5. Favorite Quotes:
I just find this a wonderful scene and it makes smile every time.
Azeem: Salaam, little one.
Small Girl: Did God paint you?
Azeem: Did God paint me?
Azeem: For certain.
Small Girl: Why?
Azeem: Because Allah loves wondrous varieties.

This will never stop being funny.
Sheriff of Nottingham: Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it?
[Scribe nods]
Sheriff of Nottingham: That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.

Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) saying, "Fuck me, he cleared it!", when Robin and Azeem were successfully catapulted over the wall.

So yeah... I'd definitely say that's jonsing.

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