Pop Medieval Ep 7: Robin, Robin, Robin Buckets o’ Gold

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Pop Medieval
Pop Medieval Ep 7: Robin, Robin, Robin Buckets o' Gold

Mov-ember continues! This time, Doc and Nina look at the Robin Hood 2018 adaptation, starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx and feature a butt-load of strange arrow physics and a cart-chase scene. We have to specify this since, apparently, there were two Robin Hood movies released in 2018. Who knew?

Doc and Nina discuss why this mess of a film is actually a modern adaptation of ye olde Robin Hood myth despite the medieval trappings. Nina reveals her lifelong crush on Paul Rudd while running through a list of modern medieval adaptation examples and Doc surprises Nina with an unlikely Robin Hood adaptation. They then settle on what makes an adaptation good and why this one just didn’t work.

Show Notes

Since there was some initial confusion, this movie is indeed Robin Hood ( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4532826/)

Nina’s Recommendation:

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107977/)

Mel Brooks, The Producers and the Ethics of Satire by Lindsay Ellis (https://youtu.be/62cPPSyoQkE)

Doc’s Recommendation:

Disney’s Robin Hood ( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070608/ )

Any recommendations? Send them to us at podcast at profawesome dot com!