All of this would work better if Robinson built up the reality of the town more, made the citizens a more palpable presence, as Frank Capra did in Hollywood's greatest fable-fantasy, It's a Wonderful Life.
The sentimentality, of which there is plenty, is nicely balanced by a humor of ironic pragmatism, as when Ray, having built his baseball field as a monument to human dreams, decides to charge tourists $20 a head to visit it.
I have watched this movie since I was kid. My son just watched it and he loved it (hes not a big baseball fan). But if you are a baseball fan you will really love this movie it is like bring back the old players. He owns a farm that is planted with corn. One night he hears a voice (if you build it he will come) Then he see the vision of the baseball field. I will leave the rest for you to watch.\n\nIt is a Must watch movie.
Actually, I bought this DVD to replace the old VHS copy that had lots of wear. I love this movie, have visited The Field of Dreams a couple of times, and grew up close to Galena, Illinois, where part of it was filmed.
It firmly establishes Kevin Costner as the next Robert Redford. It loads the bases for the gloriously talented Susan Sarandon, and she responds by belting one right out of the park. And it features an irresistible newcomer named Tim Robbins.
The plot line of this Robin Hood was nonsensical. Costner failed to hold true to the story of Robin Hood handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical. For example what was the purpose of Morgan Freeman's role as a philosophizing Moor? What was Robin Hood doing in a prison far removed from England? Also, the stone barrier that Robin and Freeman walked past when returning to England was erected during Roman Times. The barrier was erected centuries after the period of the Robin Hood myth. Overall, a sad interpretation of the Robin Hood legend.
However, adding Prince of Thieves to the title may distance the movie from the original Robin Hood story and avoid legend,fable,and myth accuracy issues.
In conclusion, I prefer the triditional Robin Hood movies starring E. Flynn and Russell Crowe.
The blu-ray picture quality was very good.
There are bad spots in the movie where it freezes and you cannot get it to move on past the bad area. The movie itself is a good movie and we wanted it and still want a good copy of same. The way this one is makes watching it stressful.
Took forever to get here and the case was broken. Why Walmart use's fed-ex when they dump small things at the post office for final delivery is beyond me. Time and again this has happened.\nWould give 5 stars, but with FED-EX cannot do so their shipping on small items is just plain BAD BAD BAD, and they don't care. All three cases for the DVD's I order were damaged and it arrived after the promised date. The post office said the store was closed so could not deliver......at 2:00 in the afternoon store is not closed...USPS liars and delay delivery on small items from Fed-Ex.
This was slow, boring at times and not at all griping. I reccomend you watch Tombstone instead - much more entertaining. Tombstone makes Wyatt Earp and his brothers come alive...and Doc Holiday is wornderful. Don't bother with the Wyatt Earp DVD.