Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Robin Hood.

Robin Hood
DVD and Blu ray

There are more the a few Robin Hood movies and tv series. Pretty much everyone knows the story of Robin of Loxley fighting corruption, the Sherriff of Nottingham and Prince John. 

This time around we see Robin Hood now with the last name Longstride. A simple archer in the crusades, he fight in a couple engagements as King Richard's army makes it's way from the middle east back to England. Only to find that France is trying to kill the king. The whole mess makes the king's brother, Richard, into king who spends the majority of the movie demanding late tax payments.  

This Robin Hood is a whole new twist on the story with additions of actually history such as the Magna Carta Dukes and the crusades. 

Russell Crowe was okay as the title character, it just seems he played the Gladiator in a different outfit.  Maid Marion was hardly used as a character while all other versions have her as a major player. 

I would have liked to see more of the merry men. Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet are there but more as a background filler. The only view of the rest of the merry men was at the end when Robin Hood lives with the outlaws in the forest. 

From the get go this movie had script problems and was being rewritten even as filming was done. This is an okay movie to rent at a Redbox or Netflix when you have nothing else more important to watch. 

6 out of 10

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