Jesus christ there are so many posts in the Robespierre tag what is even
As a movie alone, it was extremely obnoxious. LIKE EXTREMELY LMAO. There were like two funny one liners, but for the most part, it was cringe-worthy at best, shrill and flat-out stupid at worst.
Robespierre wise oh boy
first of all
AND HE LIKE SHOUTED EVERYTHING
he also hated cantaloupes and loved print underwear for some reason that I’m still trying to understand
and as was to be expected, he was painted as the leader of the revolution who wanted to cut off heads - but only the heads of aristocrats so that was better than it could have been I guess
he actually stood on the guillotine with a sword while trying to execute Mr. Peabody so that was interesting
Honestly though, it could have been much worse. Most of the time I was cringing because the movie itself was so painfully bad and the jokes were terrible and Robespierre’s voice itself was so fucking annoying and ridiculous that you just wanted him to get off the screen as soon as possible. Mostly, he was used to make bad French jokes (at one point, he talks about wanting to be a poodle like I don’t), but he’s never actively portrayed as a master villain for the film. He like roots for Peabody at the end. He’s kind of just this shrieking Frenchman who is supposed to supply comic relief whenever he shows up.
One thing about the movie that really drove me up a wall though was that it WENT OUT OF ITS WAY to discuss the term apocryphal and why it taints history
except literally everything about the way this movie treats the French Revolution is apocryphal and inaccurate so
also Marie Antoinette is obsessed with cake BECAUSE LOL LET THEM EAT CAKE NO ONE’S HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE and she like has a field day when she discovers a Tasty Cake truck the end
Let the record show that there is literally a scene in Mr. Peabody and Sherman where Robespierre contemplates buying “I ❤️ NY” underwear