If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.
When soldier Robin happens upon the dying Robert of Loxley, he promises to return the man's sword to his family in Nottingham. There, he assumes Robert's identity; romances his widow, Marion; and draws the ire of the town's sheriff and King John's henchman, Godfrey.
Looks like Russell Crowe is trying to rekindle the Maximus magic of Gladiator. I know people who hate the version with Kevin Costner, but its one of my all time favorites. The characters here are so unremarkable while lacking any memorable dialogue. Singing in a Robin Hood movie? Really? William Hurt is a great actor, but I don't even remember his character's name. Instead of Robin Hood's merry men we are graced with the Children of The Corn. Why were there children fighting? One of my favorite bad guys(the sheriff) is reduced to a punch line.
There were some things I liked even if they were minimal. Showing the various locations made the world of the film seem larger. Marion's character was a lot stronger than other versions and I liked that even if it was very unrealistic.
I'm going to watch the Costner version to remind me that there is a good version.
There is no real historical or linguistic concensus on whether or not Robin Hood really existed, at least not in the way he was portrayed in early writings and in film versions. So, filmmakers can work with a blank canvas to paint their version of this 12th century Good Samaritan. And Scott's version tries to be as historically accurate as possible.
And apparently history is boring as hell.
While I appreciate a completely new approach to this character and it is difficult to fault Scott's aesthetics here, I truly cannot understand why they chose to still fall back on so many of the fictionalized elements made famous in various earlier interpretations.
Most of the versions of Robin Hood have one…
To misquote Oscar Wilde 'The only horrible thing in the world is ennui, Ridley. That is the one sin for which there is no forgiveness'.
i.e. feck this was boring
Everyone has a favorite version of one of the many Robin Hood adaptations that have hit the big screen. We've had Errol Flynn and those tights back in 1938, the revisionist take of Richard Lester's Robin and Marian in the seventies, Disney's cunning little animated fox in 1973, and even Kevin Costner sporting a mullet in 1991's Prince Of Thieves. Sir Ridley Scott's version from 2010 however doesn't seem to be anyone's favorite take on the infamous folk hero, but it's still an impressive piece of film-making.
The legend of Robin Hood is a well loved English myth. Historically the tales of Robin Hood are mere speculation, unless you're actually from Nottingham. Several different historical figures have been painted as…
It's the prequel to the story of Robin Hood nobody wanted to see. It is a humourless bore of a film with poor performances from all but the ever reliable, Max Von Sydow. I really have no idea what accent Crowe was aiming for but he managed to pretty much do a whistle stop tour of every regional accent in Britain throughout the course of the film. I don't mind revising a classic legend, and I was hoping it would provide an intriguing twist to the mix, but instead it just got the film bogged down in pointless politics with a bunch of characters it was impossible to care about.
They have removed all the fun of a traditional Robin…
Sir Ridley Scott rarely gets it wrong. The furore that followed Prometheus was quite frankly ludicrous. Unfortunately Sir Rid took it on the chin again for some dodgy accents in this a much maligned but hugely enjoyable epic.
So Russell Crowe struggles with a Yorkshire accent-so what. He has never been good at accents anyway. Did it really spoil the film? I don't think so.
Another terrific cast is assembled by Sir Rid as he brings together the likes of Mark Strong,William Hurt,Kevin Durand,Oscar Isaac and even Max Von Sydow as the elderly Sir Walter Loxley. Mark Addy pops up as Friar Tuck and Danny Huston has a fleeting role as Richard The Lionheart but the star of the show…
Ridley Scoot não se decide se quer fazer um filme épico ou um drama bucólico. O longa demora horas para engregar e quando engrena é destruído por uma edição amadora (Robin Hood está em cima do penhasco um segundo, no outro está na praia lá embaixo; Robin Hood está com uma espada na mão um segundo, no outro saca o arco e a flecha e acerta o vilão a léguas de distância). Transformar uma Cate Blanchett camponesa em cavaleira seguida pelos garotos perdidos da floresta também não é uma boa ideia. Saudades de quando o Ridley Scott dirigia clássicos.
More silly anachronisms than I'd expect out of a film with to which such names are attached (although when I saw this Ridely Scott hadn't burned as much of his capital with me as was the case after Prometheus), with not quite enough action to fill in the dull.
There's also a strange sensation coming from it that England is 17 miles across at its widest dimension.
Robin Hood fights injustice and evil Prince John… and that’s where any resemblance to legend ends. Enjoyment of this re-imagining of the traditional myth will be proportional to tolerance for things like a revisionist chronology that has Robin becoming Hood after crusading, Higgins boats making beach landings (a whopping anachronism), or the bizarre portrayal of the Merry Men as something verging on Peter Pan’s Lost Boys (with Friar Tuck in tow, it could be the setup for a sequel about a 13th-century Boys Town—but let’s hope not). “Robin Dud: Preamble to the Magna Carta” seems a more fitting title, since a struggle for rights and freedoms—replete with modern sensibilities—has crowded out anything to do with robbing the rich, ransoming King…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN AT THE TIME OF THE DVD RELEASE
When I heard that there was a new Robin Hood movie coming out… I was not interested. When I heard that it was to be Russell Crowe in the title role and Ridley Scott at the healm… I was equally uninterested. Now, I know that Ridley Scott is an acclaimed director, and has a vast catalogue of work behind him, but I’m afraid I find him incredibly boring. To me he isn’t groundbreaking, or awesome. To me he makes good films, and that’s it. Nothing special.
The movie had been kindly loaned to us on blu-ray by a friend in the week of its release, and…
This ain't your grandparent's Robin Hood (no, that version is much better) though it might be the only telling where Robin Hood and Maid Marian might be your grandparent's age despite this being a prequel of sorts. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett star with a lack of chemistry so palpable, it's like being able to see antimatter. The movie does briefly come alive during some interestingly animated end credits but by then it's obviously far too late.
The director's cut is the better version of the film.
Crowe makes a great Robin Hood!
Zzzzzzzz. Avoid this pile of garbage at all costs
Russel and Cate for my woman's romantic heart was like a candy. But still liquor is quicker.
Sir Ridley Scott, you're up. 3 vote limit. Deadline is March 23. Next poll will be Wes Anderson (but I'm…
Thanks for your help, Lily!