Robin Hood

Question: Why doesn't Prince John like having his hand shaken?

Answer: Robin Hood, while disguised as a stork, wouldn't stop shaking Prince John's hand and it was starting to annoy him. Prince John was also robbed by Robin Hood earlier in the movie so he wanted to make sure that the jewels in his rings weren't stolen again.

Answer: Being the prince, he would consider everyone else beneath him and unworthy of touching him.

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Question: How did Prince John work out it was Robin Hood who robbed his royal coach?

Answer: Either he figured it out on his own or Sir Hiss told him.

How would Sir Hiss know that it was Robin Hood who robbed the royal?

Question: At the arrow shooting contest, how did Prince John know it was Robin Hood in disguise?

Answer: Because he was firing perfect shots and only Robin Hood is that good.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When Robin Hood goes to Skippy's house as a blind beggar, does he say, "Did I hear someone say a birthday today?" or "Did I hear someone sing a birthday ditty?"

Answer: He said "Did me old ears hear someone singin' a birthday ditty?"

Bishop73

I thought it was "today", not "ditty."

Question: How did Trigger accidentally fire his crossbow simply by patting it?

Answer: It's called a hair trigger, when a weapon of any kind can go off with the wrong kind of knock, very sensitive to touch.

Answer: There are two possibilities. Roman crossbows from medieval times, used throughout Europe, used a rolling nut trigger system. This is different than a modern day crossbow with a pistol trigger. The trigger, which looks like a lever, sits in a notch on the nut. Through use, this notch could have been worn down so that the crossbow misfired when he hit it on the side; because the nut was allowed to spin, releasing the bowstring. The other possibility is when he hits the side of the crossbow, it almost looks like the trigger hits his belly, and since there's no trigger guard, it fires.

Bishop73

Question: Why did little John like the fact that the hubcaps were made of gold? I thought he wasn't greedy like Prince John.

Answer: Just like Robin Hood, he would have likely given them to the poor who could have sold the hubcaps themselves.

Answer: He's not. Just like Robin Hood, he's robbing the rich to give to the poor. Since Prince John is so wealthy, Little John takes whatever he can get from the coach to help the oppressed people.

But what would he have done with the golden hubcaps? Sell them to make more money to feed the poor?

Just like Robin Hood, he would have given them to the poor who could have sold the hubcaps themselves.

Question: When Robin Hood jumps into the water near the end of the movie, how did he survive the guards shooting arrows at him? Going underwater doesn't protect you from getting hit by arrows. Arrows can go deeper underwater than bullets can since they have more mass, even though they don't go as fast.

Answer: An arrow may have more mass, but it is also far less dense. Both the shaft and the fletchings will float. As well, these are not full powered English longbows, but shortbows, designed to be used at close range and without the same penetrating power. You can see many videos on Youtube about how arrows will not go deep.

Greg Dwyer

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