Reynold’s take on the outlaw hero who defeats the tyrannous Sheriff of Nottingham is melodramatic, absurd and occasionally fun.
The pompous, swashbuckling score failingly attempts to inject significance and heroism into Robin’s journey.
The casting is patchy at best. Costner’s more Peter Pan than Robbin, Mastrantonio lacks Marion’s tenacity, Freeman’s Moor suffices and Rickman’s antagonist brings more comedy than malice.
Robin and Nottingham’s conflict builds throughout, only to collapse in a farcical ending featuring a bizarre attempted rape scene.
Despite some entertaining moments, RH:POT doesn’t do the epic fable of Robbin Hood justice, and you’d be better of watching the BBC series.