Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Robin Hood

Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe reunite for their fifth big-screen outing, a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring the Gladiator star in the titular role. A bowman in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion, virtuous rogue Robin Hood rises from an unlikely background to become a hero to the impoverished people of Nottingham and lover to the beautiful Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett). Cyrus Voris, Ethan Reiff, and Brian Helgeland collaborate on the screenplay for a costume adventure produced by Brian Grazer (Frost/Nixon, American Gangster).

I thought this movie did a great job at bringing us back to the life that was once lead "way back when". I loved how this movie explained to us how Robin Hood came to be and set us up for a possible follow up at some point later on. It filled us in as to how Robin Hood became an outlaw, how he met up with his merry men and Lady Marion. It kept your interest and was only slow at some parts but for the most part it remained at a steady pace.

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