Saturday, May 15, 2010

Review: Robin Hood

Robin Hood
Dir. Ridley Scott
Year: 2010
Aus Rating: M
Running Time: 140mins

There are very few directors who get their name plastered all over the marketing materials for their films. Ridley Scott is one of those few and with masterpieces such as Alien, Blade Runner and Thelma & Louise to his name he’s certainly deserved it. Unfortunately he has spent the majority of the last decade making disaster after disaster, whittling away the goodwill he has accumulated. The latest in his stretch of bad films is this dire retelling of Robin Hood. Billed as “the untold story behind the legend”, there’s good reason for that; It’s bad. Really bad.

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So very, very bad. Although I still think Kingdom of Heaven was a far more boring movie than this, Robin Hood is actually much more of a mess. The best bit was when Rusty got his clothes off, I guess. D


RC said...

it's too bad it's bad -- i could go for a big summer blockbuster that didn't have a sci-fi superhero element to it.

richardwatts said...

He did look good with his shirt off, I must admit - although I'd swear men weren't clippering their chest hair in the 12th century...

Anonymous said...

Robinhood deserves much negative criticism.

It was a mess. Crowe looked bored most of the time, while Blanchett was miscast as Lady not Maid Marion. She was just dull.