Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Alan Doyle, Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand, Danny Huston
Certificate: 12A Running Time: 140 Minutes
Tagline: The untold story behind the legend.
Admittedly I don't buy the movie magazines like I used to but this one seemed to pop up out of nowhere for me! Once I found out about it though, the expectation and excitement immediately began to surface. How could they not? What film fan wouldn't be at least intrigued by the prospect of another Ridley Scott / Russell Crowe collaboration to begin with, let alone a Robin Hood one? Perhaps it would end up being a big ol' Summer Blockbuster along the same lines as the fantastic Gladiator! Or would it be a more cerebral piece like American Gangster? One things's for sure - anyone expecting a retelling of the classic tale is in for a surprise, for the yarn this film spins is in effect a prequel to that oft-told legend.
|FOR ENGLAND! Preparing for battle...|
|Robin and some of his Merry Men sneaking about...|
|The newly-crowned King John gets used to his throne...|
|The dastardly Sir Godfrey...|
|Robin and Marian share a tender moment...|
RKS Score: 8/10