Critic Review - Movie Dearest

A slog of a history lesson...despite its impressive technical aspects.

May 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Comments (3)
Movie Dearest


John M.

John McGill


May 17 - 08:33 PM


Glenn Forsyth

The problem with this history lesson is, they got it wrong again! Hollywood never gets history right, Robin Hood is a tale, he's a myth. So they set this 'tale' with the signing of Magna Carta as a backdrop, not a bad idea but they set the film 5 years to late in 1199? Richard returned from the crusades in 1194 and laid seige to Nottingham castle still held in John's hands putting down the last of his rebellions. The closest Richard ever came to Robin Hood was a day's hunting in Sherwood Forest after the seige had ended. He forgave his treachorous younger brother and banished him to Brittany. Now there is your story, how did Richard recapture Nottingham castle with only 20 Knights with him? Did he enlist the aid of outlaws in the area? (Robin Hood perhaps?) Now there is a movie, and a sequel too with Richard's untimely death in 1199 and John's battle with the barons leading to the signing of Magna Carta in 1215. Crowe needs a history lesson. The definitive Robin Hood movie is yet to be made.

May 24 - 03:41 PM

Arsis J.

Arsis Jesse

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The little remnants of history are flavorful and awesome. If you dont like history in a movie then don't watch movies that have history...?

About Shintaro's history lesson. Did you know that the actual "myth" of Robin Hood; Robin is portrayed as the bad guy. Oh it should be noted this movie is a FICTION based movie. SO Hollywood missing the accuracy of History in a Fiction doesn't seem all that bad.

Because I can tell you a list of problems with the technology in Star Trek. But its a fiction so we let jumps to light speed remain logical.

Jun 9 - 04:20 PM

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