Monday, May 18, 2009

Disney Adventure at its hight

Generally I am not a fan of Disney movies. I just don't get them and usually they are boring to me. But there are a couple of them that I like, and one of them is Robin Hood. This is a movie that I think is generally overlooked in the Disney archive, but I think it is by far one of the best.

This movie was probably one of the first adventure movies I was exposed to as a child. It has all of the elements you want, a cocky likable hero, a sidekick, people in need, a love interest, Sword fights, Bows and arrows, a singing rooster that narrates the story (voiced by Roger Miller), and of course a bumbling bad guy with equally bumbling lackeys. Not to mention a very likable soundtrack (much of which is performed by Roger Miller) which I will be singing for years to come.

This was my first taste. . . my gateway drug if you will. . . of adventure fiction. Of course from there I discovered star wars and science fiction and fantasy, but somewhere in the back of my mind there is always Robin Hood (a fox) and Little John (a bear) walking through the forest, that defines adventure for me, and in a way I think most of what I watch now is probably judged next to that movie.

I suppose I have said all of that to say this: "I don't think that Disney's Robin Hood gets the love it deserves." I think it is an incredible movie with superb animation and is a point to judge al other adventure movies by. Of course this is MY opinion so make your own. This movie is a must see if you haven't and a must watch again if you have. So take some time out and watch this great adventure movie especially if you have kids that really NEED an adventure movie, because it is a GREAT movie.

1 comment:

  1. I very much agree, Robin Hood is one of my very favorite Disney movies of all time. But then I am one of those people that will never grow up & have a small collection of Disney movies. I too have felt that Robin Hood never got the credit it deserved.