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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 May '10 04:12
    Interesting stuff. They are somewhere in the 12th century, the french king is talking to his spy or some such, they are speaking french, the king says 'speak ENGLISH'! Wow.

    Also later in the film, Marian and Robby are dancing, the music track is O'Carolyn's 'Women of Ireland'.

    Just dripping with authenticity for sure dude.
  2. 22 May '10 04:16
    I'm sure it was better than Iron man II
    2 hours of an obnoxious "Tony Stark" is annoying.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 May '10 04:26
    It wasn't a *bad* movie, but it sure as hell was no Gladiator. Anyone else see this flick, see any other gaffs in it? Well for one thing, one dude was playing a mandolin, 8 strings, and they sure looked like steel strings to me.....
  4. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    23 May '10 00:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Interesting stuff. They are somewhere in the 12th century, the french king is talking to his spy or some such, they are speaking french, the king says 'speak ENGLISH'! Wow.

    Also later in the film, Marian and Robby are dancing, the music track is O'Carolyn's 'Women of Ireland'.

    Just dripping with authenticity for sure dude.
    Subtitles aren't cheap, ya know?
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 May '10 21:09
    I guess I can assume you know the irony in my first statement?
  6. 23 May '10 22:48
    Originally posted by Anderssen Attack
    I'm sure it was better than Iron man II
    2 hours of an obnoxious "Tony Stark" is annoying.
    After IM 1 you didn't actually watch 2 did you!
  7. 23 May '10 22:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Interesting stuff. They are somewhere in the 12th century, the french king is talking to his spy or some such, they are speaking french, the king says 'speak ENGLISH'! Wow.

    Also later in the film, Marian and Robby are dancing, the music track is O'Carolyn's 'Women of Ireland'.

    Just dripping with authenticity for sure dude.
    I don't believe there has ever been a good film produced about the Robin Hood genre (apart from perhaps Men In Tights); it's too ridiculous a concept in the first place.
  8. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 May '10 00:19
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I don't believe there has ever been a good film produced about the Robin Hood genre (apart from perhaps Men In Tights); it's too ridiculous a concept in the first place.
    "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his merry men,
    Feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.

    You mean like that one?
  9. Standard member Raven69
    Different
    24 May '10 05:05
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I don't believe there has ever been a good film produced about the Robin Hood genre (apart from perhaps Men In Tights); it's too ridiculous a concept in the first place.
    I like the cartoon version. Good stuff.
  10. 24 May '10 06:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his merry men,
    Feared by the bad, loved by the good, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.

    You mean like that one?
    Forrest robbers? Pah! Bum-bandits, the lot of them.

    All that spandex, jolly back slapping and mud-wrestling, it's disssssssssgustin.
  11. 24 May '10 07:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Interesting stuff. They are somewhere in the 12th century, the french king is talking to his spy or some such, they are speaking french, the king says 'speak ENGLISH'! Wow.

    Also later in the film, Marian and Robby are dancing, the music track is O'Carolyn's 'Women of Ireland'.

    Just dripping with authenticity for sure dude.
    Yeah, imagine. The English aristocracy has been speaking French since the Norman invasion. The seal of the king or queen is in French. French was the learned language of the time, the language of the elite and of diplomacy. The is no friggin way an English king would demand that Anglo-Saxon be spoken.

    This is what happens when morons make movies. I refuse to see it.
  12. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 May '10 12:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Yeah, imagine. The English aristocracy has been speaking French since the Norman invasion. The seal of the king or queen is in French. French was the learned language of the time, the language of the elite and of diplomacy. The is no friggin way an English king would demand that Anglo-Saxon be spoken.

    This is what happens when morons make movies. I refuse to see it.
    It wasn't the English king demanding to speak English, it was the french king! Like that would ever happen
    Besides, there were several dialects of old English spoken, none of which sounds anything like modern English.

    Here is a bit about old English and a sample from Beowulf:
    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm
  13. 24 May '10 18:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    It wasn't the English king demanding to speak English, it was the french king! Like that would ever happen
    Besides, there were several dialects of old English spoken, none of which sounds anything like modern English.

    Here is a bit about old English and a sample from Beowulf:
    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm
    LOL! All the better to never see the movie!

    Actually, Robin Hood has lost steam ever since Errol Flynn. That's probably the definitive Robin Hood movie.
  14. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 May '10 18:03
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    So I assume you watched it?
  15. 25 May '10 17:00
    Even the poor kevin Cosner version was far superior to this, absolutely nothing good about this film, very dissapointed