Robin Hood Movie Reviews
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I have to say I appreciate the change of story with this one from the traditional Robin Hood of which we've been repeatedly told. I never once lost interest in the plot, had a great hunch that it would point to a sequal, and Russell Crowe manages to get in a "classic line" in each of his movies. I won't give it away; you'll just have to watch; this one's a romantic one, but it's good. I really enjoyed this movie.
I don't get the bad reviews on Robin Hood. It is one of my favorite all time movies ranking almost up there with Dances With Wolves and Last of the Mohicans!! This movie makes you question history and want to go read up on King Richard the Lionhearted and his brother King John. I would like to know if they are historically correct in the movie. Anyway, I thought it was a terrific movie. Finally, finally we are getting movies made that don't make you sqirm in your seat from the filthy language and explicit sex. There was none of that...any "sex" that was alluded to in this movie was mostlyreport this review for TOS violationical. I love the battles and the flying arrows and the scenery was beautiful. I loved how the love story was developing between Maid Marion and Robin Hood. He was a little wooden but I imagine men who had been off to war for 8-10 years killing people and seeing atrocities as Robin Hood described that they would be numb (wooden). I loved his profound and simplistic declaration to Marion as he was leaving to war once again. She had been very aloof to him and he wanted to leave her with that to think about while he was away. I want to go back and see it again. I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!! I imagine it will be one of those that I watch at least 8-10x more times.
Just a so-so movie. I'd give it a C. It wasn't bad, but it never got off the ground. I didn't realize that this really isn't Robin Hood, rather, it's the prequel to Robin Hood.
Over all it was a good movie. I just dont understand why King Richard died... isnt he supposed to come back??
You would think that if Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott came together to make a movie it would result in something that was watchable. Robin Hood is an empty, hollow movie that does nothing for the audience. A mumble jumble story combined with meaningless battle scenes and tons of flying arrows.
I thought Russell Crowe was going to fall asleep during his performance. I mean flat. He mumbled his words (there should have been English subtitles for his English narrative) and looked at if he was thinking 'when the hell is this job going to end...get me out of here".
This movie is a heartless dud.
I really enjoyed the movie. It was a relief to not have to sit through the practice of a satanic ritual in a movie, for a change. Even Iron Man 2 managed to squeeze in a bit of alchemy (which has two false levels, first that it is about turning coal to gold, second that it is about chemistry, forced underground by the dark age Christians. Really, it is satanism and paganism.)
The story line of Robin Hood is altered a bit, which makes it unpredictable. The film is more "Robin Hood" themed than a reproduction of the original work.
I enjoyed it. The characters of Friar Tuck and Little John also had character and character development. The transformation of Robin Longestride is greatest, as it ought to be.
The ending is left somewhat open.... for a sequel? I'll buy a ticket, if there is.
Recommended, but see Letters to Juliet first. Except for young single men... See Robin Hood.
There is way too much criticism out there. Yes, the action is authentic. Yes, there are many historical moments that are false (King Richard the Lionheart's death is 6 years prior to his real death in history). Yes, you can actually smell the people on the screen due to the authentic depictions. We can't prove that Robin Hood actually lived, nor can we prove that he didn't. Remember that legends usually have some basis in fact. I didn't care that Russell Crowe wasn't the jovial Robin of Hollywood past. Just surviving in the 12th century was tough enough. Just go and enjoy a great period flick.
Full disclosure - I'm a Gladiator hater. I think the Best Picture winning epic is overblown and overrated. Director Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe come together again for Robin Hood, which follows the recent trend of origin stories to explain how Robin became the guy that robs from the rich and steals from the poor. It's a novel idea, but one that doesn't keep this movie from being another bloated Ridley Scott adventure.
Those looking for connections to the Robin Hood stories they've heard all their lives are in for a rude awakening. Here, he's not the rabble rousing robber, but a (gulp) moral hero. Robin Hood is supposed to be fun. Here, he's way too serious for his own good. You also have a story that is overstuffed with boring politics and too many story lines. It's a Ridley Scott film, so you know the action is going to be well shot. However, even that is done in the style of the modern epic film, and really, following an arrow in the style of the Matrix doesn't really fit in with the style of the story. The acting is uniformly good (as you would expect it to be with Oscar winners Crowe and Cate Blanchett), but in the end, this isn't your father's Robin Hood. Sometimes, that's not a good thing.
No doubt about it - Russell Crowe kicks Kevin Costner's ass!!
No, this movie is not as good as Gladiator. It is not the best that either Ridley Scott has done as a director or Crowe as a thespian - but it is still pretty damn good.
Set as a pre-quel to the actual Robin Hood story this is a unique approach that is more interesting than just a straight re-telling of the story.