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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Lord Locksley (Brian Blessed)

Site Rating: 12%
(ratings: 5)
Writeup Rating: 60%
(ratings: 4)
Film: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Deceased Character: Lord Locksley (Brian Blessed)
Archetype: Goody (Minor)
Killed with: Bare hands



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Written by Old Bluffer 2nd Jun 2005

Brian Blessed on a massive white war horse, partially surrounded by slightly miffed, slow-moving, unarmed monks. In any normal reality Brian would have bellowed "Riiiide!!!" at the top of his lungs, killing half the monks with sheer volume and then trampled over the others whilst belly laughing with maniacal glee.

Not so in the warped universe that is Prince of Thieves. Instead, his horse stops for no good reason and he is slowly dragged to the ground without a struggle, even though he is wielding a sword.

The monks are shown to be led by the Sheriff of Nottingham, who plans to arrest him on trumped up devil-worshipping charges. This is purely so he can steal Loxley's lands of course, and with King Richard away crusading he can pretty much make up his own laws.

Loxley later appears as a decaying corpse in a cage hanging from his own castle, and Guy of Gisborne claims he begged for mercy. Although this is almost certainly untrue, the implication is that he was captured alive by the monks and then left to die in the cage.

In summary, wasting such a talent as Brian Blessed in such a pitiable death scene was a cardinal sin. Kevin Reynolds should be ashamed.



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Last Updated: 2nd Jun 2008
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This review has 3 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Mr. Briggs Incorporated' (reply to this comment)
Why were they chasing after Locksley? (Locales?)
Comment 2 by 'old bluffer' (reply to this comment)
Review updated to answer the above question.
Also, this death makes me realise we probably need a "starvation" category...
Comment 3 by 'Mr. Briggs Inc.' (reply to this comment)
"Food and Drink"? (or lack thereof?)