Uninspired Robin Hood parody mix together two of the most famous and profitable Robin Hood movies (the Kevin Costner and the Errol Flynn one) without doing something new. Cary Elwes could have been a good Robin Hood in a normal action movie but he comes across as arrogant and sickeningly perfect instead. A lot of useless guest cameos, but Roger Rees as the hopeless Sheriff of Rottingham is the film's only highlight.
Not much is left of the original story in Brooks' personal take on the very known tale. In fact, the old Legend of Sherwood is basically just a setting for directors' hyped parody of pretty much what ever came to his mind, from Monty Python to Marlon Brando and eventually himself. It's indeed an eventful film, but could have toned it down a notch, as the good subtle humor gets lost by a load of dated gimmicks.
He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, and had escapades enough to please any adventure-loving child. Now even the youngest readers can have the chance to enter Sherwood Forest with Robin's band of merry men, and meet such unforgettable characters as Friar Tuck, Little John, Allan-a-Dale, the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, and wicked King John. Every moment of the story is filled with action and excitement.