People turned the 30th anniversary of `Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves` into a viral Alan Rickman lovefest
With the cool, gothic darkness of Christopher Nolan's Batman series and the cinematic dominance of the entire Marvel franchise, it's easy to forget that hero films used to be delightfully campy at best and completely hokey at worst. We didn't expect complex protagonists or multi-faceted villains. We weren't looking for deep backstories or in-depth character arcs. Moviegoers were largely content to be entertained while the good guys narrowly defeated the bad guys, especially in stories that were already familiar.
That's probably why audiences in 1991 found "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," with its star-studded cast and beautiful scenery a reasonably fun, if a little strained, bit of entertainment. Moviegoers especially loved Alan Rickman's performance as the Sheriff of Nottingham, as Twitter users made clear in response an op-ed that referred to the film as "joyless" on its 30th anniversary.
I'm sorry, nothing that has Alan Rickman in it can possibly be termed "joyless" https://t.co/jQquzsTio8— Gir (@Gir) 1623655329.0
Rickman won a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. In accepting the award, Rickman said, "This will be a healthy reminder to me that subtlety isn't everything!"
Enjoy this montage of his Sheriff of Nottingham scenes to see what he meant:
The best of Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves www.youtube.com
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