90's throwback: Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

in #movies2 years ago (edited)

I was channel surfing last afternoon and I stumbled on an old, classic Mel Brooks comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Not having anything else to do at the time, I decided to relax and watch one of my favorite childhood comedies and remember the old times, when I was a kid and we'd sit with my parents on a Sunday afternoon to watch a foreign family film on TV...

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The movie

With a rating of 6.7/10 on IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107977/), Men in Tights is a musical comedy produced and directed by Mel Brooks, starring Cary Elwes as Robin Hood, Richard Lewis as Prince John, Roger Rees as Sheriff of Rottingham, Amy Yasbeck as Maid Marian and Patrick Stewart making a short appearance as King Richard. Basically, the movie is a parody of the classic Robin Hood story with a lot of mishaps, hilarious scenes and funny lines.

The plot (by Nick Riganas on IMDB):

After escaping death by the skin of his teeth while venturing with Kind Richard to the Crusades, noble Robin of Loxley returns to England. With the kingdom in disarray, at the mercy of Prince John and his wicked right-hand man, Sheriff of Rottingham, Robin, Little John, and the Merry Men in tights must take matters into their own hands, and rid the realm of the hideous usurper. As the forces of evil, led by Don Giovanni, plot to assassinate Robin during the crowd-pleasing archery tournament of the Spring Festival, graceful Maid Marian, too, is on a challenging quest for freedom. Can Robin teach Prince John a lesson, free the land, and in the process, find love?

My review

A light watch, the perfect choice if you want to have some good laughs and pass your time. I love the clumsy characters, the witty lines, the satire, the typical Mel Brooks atmosphere... I think that it's getting harder and harder to find a comedy like this nowadays.

If you haven't watched it and you're looking for something to make you laugh and feel a little nostalgic of the '90s, then Men in Tights is a great choice!


That film was hands down my childhood favorite 😂. So epic!

It made me laugh when I was a kid even though I couldn't understand all the jokes and re-watching after so many years still had me laughing out loud!

You're right about it being harder to find comedic stylings such as this. One must be sharp to understand the stupidest of things. I always enjoyed that movie.

Watching it again after so many years reminded me how simple, silly things can actually be hilarious. I miss such movies, I can't remember a more recent comedy that made me laugh that much.

I could probably make one, if I knew how to do that kind of shit.

A comedic classic.

It was a great story to turn into a comedy.

Great story and very well-written. I wish they made more such funny films...

this one was epic

Oh yeah!

All I can think of is "We're men. We're men in tights, tight tights."

I could never get over that mole after that movie!

I instantly chuckled as I read the title and my childhood came rushing back. Wonderful submission. Thank you

I'm happy to see that so many others have connected that movie with their childhood!

I might actually watch it this weekend, wonder if my 4 year old would enjoy it.

Was a great movie - time to rewatch

Yes! This and Dracula, dead and loving it... they bring back so many nice memories!

I love old movies!!