Jul
17
2018

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*.

:pause:

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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6 Comments

  • 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.
      .
      Mew

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