the only robin hood version that i remember well enough to compare to this one is the errol flynn version. seen the kevin costner one, but don’t remember it well enough. this is a drastically different film in a couple ways – tonally it’s more heavy and epic than the flynn version, and from a plot/character standpoint this one is about robin hood becoming the legend, rather than at the height of his popularity. of course i like the flynn version more, but they really can’t be compared.
as far as period dramas go this one is pretty good. i found it more enjoyable than braveheart, though i’m definitely in the minority there. it has a nice balance of comedy, drama and action. it runs a little long for my taste, but it has enough to chew on so it’s not tedious. supporting characters like max von sydow and the friar tuck/little john staples were all good.Watched in theater