Monday, 17 May 2010

Film: Robin Hood

Ridley Scott's film is an introduction to the legend of everyone's favourite
outlaw and features some fine performances.

We join Robin in the battlefields of Richard The Lionheart's Crusades but this is the story of what happens when the skilled Archer returns to his homeland.
Saying more would spoil the story but if you have any interest in the character you will enjoy this film.

Crowe is in fine form and he is matched by Cate Blanchett as Marion, Mark Strong as Godfrey and overshadowed by the marvellous Max Von Sydow as Sir Walter Loxley.

Throw in a few good battle scenes and you've got all you need for a top notch summer blockbuster movie. It's my recommendation to kick off your summer season this year.

Ric's Rating: 84%


  1. Still need to see this one. Got behind and had to catch Iron Man II this past weekend.

  2. Hi, Rick. I was considering going to see this but stopping me was the presence of Russell Crowe. I have the same reaction to films starring Tom Cruise, Christian Bale et al. Might give it a try though on your hearty recommendation. I do like Robin Hood and his adventures.
    Keep up the good work with your site. Very enjoyable.

  3. Hi Col,
    I know Crowe can be a hit or a miss but this time he's a hit. Not up there with LA Confidential performance-wise but very good nonetheless.


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