I think I gave this movie to my sister for my nieces to see. But now I'm not sure if that was a good idea. This movie is so much more bleak that I remember. It's really kinda bipolar. First it's merry and care-free, then a zanny archery contest and battle, and then it gets depressingly bleak. Everyone is starving and poor, and it's raining, and then poor Friar Tuck gets arrested!
Friar Tuck is a badger. I think. I wonder if he ever gets told "Quit badgering me!" I'd have said that all the time if I was a kid in that church. At least he's a sincere priest and not sneaky or evil. Those are pretty rare in film.
This movie isn't the masterpiece I remember. The atmosphere is great in some scenes but the wackyness of other scenes ruined it a bit. Still okay. How often do you see a chained mouse beg for a crumb of bread, and then shared his crumb with the rest of his chained up family? This should be PG-13.
Alan-A-Dale: Oh, incidentally, I'm Alan-A-Dale, a minstrel. That's an old time folk singer. My job is to tell it like it is, or was, or whatever.