The New Robin Hood trailer lives up to its promise.

Mind you, the promise is…

…”the dumbest movie of 2018.”  Again, I am not really criticizing: although it’s fascinating how the Norman Conquest brought with it fitted athletic sweatshirts, equally-fitted leather jackets, and casinos.  No, really, there’s a casino scene in this movie*.


There’s an old saying in the SCA: If they had it, they would have used it.  It’s usually used to explain why you’re still wearing Ray-bans and drinking from a Coke can while at the same time being dressed as a Tudor duchess, and just as usually associated with nigh-terminal eye rolling from everyone within earshot.  Nonetheless, I continue to be impressed with a production company that has embraced this ethos with all of its heart and soul.  Looks like A Knight’s Tale is finally going to lose its crown in this particular genre…

Moe Lane

*I looked it up.  The first one was in 17th Century Venice, apparently.

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  • bensdad00 says:

    Not to argue as I have no proof, but I’d be quite surprised if the first casino wasn’t somewhere in China over a thousand years ago. Italy only half a millennia ago feels like a very (and yes I denounce myself for saying it) Eurocentric answer.

    • Rockphed says:

      Were I forced to guess, I would say eastern India about 1500 years ago was the first establishment that we would recognize as a casino. After all, the Indians came up with Arabic numerals and chess for a reason.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Does anyone at the SCA have anything to say about a movie that the basic premise boils down to black man teaching a white man be a thief?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      :shrug: If you wanna have high tech in your medieval movie, you gotta get yourself a Moorish Seer. This cinematic tradition is easily old enough to vote by now. 🙂

  • Belcatar says:

    Ok, I get it.

    Somebody transported Eggsy back in time, but somehow the Time Machine malfunctioned and sent Eggsy back into an alternate universe where they had casinos and magazine-fed crossbows, and somehow this leads to the formation of Kingsman in our universe.

    • acat says:

      That’s not even the weirdest “this movie explains that one” I’ve heard this week.
      No, I’m quite serious. The weirdest was “Big Trouble in Little China” is the sequel to “Buckaroo Banzai”.
      Can’t say I bought either, but .. they make more sense than any other explanations I’ve heard.

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