Thursday, May 27, 2010

Movie 3 Review: Robin Hood (2010)

Ah, Robin Hood. There are many tales of this loved outlaw. Robin Hood's mantle has been played by Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, Cary Elwes, and even a Furry Fox voiced by Brian Bedford. But our latest Robin of the Hood is played by Mr. Russell "Fightin 'round the World" Crowe.

Robin Hood (2010 (Because Hollywood can't come up with a clever name to save their lives nowadays)) is more set as an origin story of Robin Hood than the normal story played about of the fall of King John. With our Robin Hood starting as Archer Robin Longstride in King Richard's War Crusade. It stories of his path of speaking up against King Richard, his origin of becoming Robin of Loxley, and his battle of defending his country's land against invasion.

Russell Crowe does a good job as Robin, a soft-spoken but determined soldier of war, looking for rest. Others include Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion, Mark Strong as Sir Godfrey, Oscar Issac as King John, and Max von Sydow as Sir Walter Loxley. Also, it was nice seeing Mark Addy as Friar Tuck as he does well in these Medieval Movies.

The story was alright but felt a bit stretched, I felt the story could have been a bit more compact.

One other issue I had was *SPOILER ALERT* Lady Marion somehow gaining the trust and then leading into battle of the stray orphans of the Nottingham Village. It seemed to come from nowhere from my perspective and a bit forced *END SPOILER ALERT*

Overall, it's your basic Modern Action Popcorn Film, and while it tells the story of Robin Hood differently than before, there is nothing surprising about it.

Flickchart Rankings
Worldwide: 7,864
Tack Angel: 582

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