Posted by Tom Kilbane on October 27, 1997 at 22:08:37:
In Reply to: Re: LOTM Fan posted by Marcia on October 27, 1997 at 06:40:42:
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. Yes, I did see LOTM in the theater a total of nine times (although four of those times where in $2 discount theaters). Most of my friends thought I was a little goofy but I truely fell in love with that movie. I rarely go to the movies therefore the subject of the movie must really appeal to me. If I like the film I don't mind going to see it more than once since my type of movie is so rarely seen today in this era of "explosion" films.
Films like LOTM are so rare!! Hardly anyone makes epic, romantic ,adventure films anymore or swashbucklers anymore. Once upon a time a staple of Hollywood, along with the Western, it has all but died out. It still remains the best. The films of its genre that proceeded it such as "Dances with Wolves" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" I found either swamped with "PC" revisionism of history as in the case of the former or just plain bad in the case of the later. The films of its genre that followed it suffered faults that kept them from rivaling LOTM. "Rob Roy" suffered from a small story that could not compete with the epic size of LOTM; although its scenery and villians (especially the fanatastic Tim Roth) rivaled LOTM's. "Braveheart" has the epic size, a Sottish version of "Spartacus," but it suffered from crassness, unneeded nudity and foul language, a cartoonish villian, and a ridiculous subplot of a romance between Wallace and the Princess of Wales. I liked "Braveheart" alot but it was no LOTM. I did not see either "First Knight" or "Cuttthroat Island" so I can give no opinion on them. LOTM still stands as the best film of its genre in decades. But unfortunatly the poor box office of its progeny, especially "Cuttthroat Island," makes it unlikely we will be seing a rival for it anytime soon.
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