Highs&Lows' Review of Robin Hood


  • 2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood (2010)

    Classified: Fresh

    Defining Moment: The last arrow is a good moment.

    Highs:
    Good action, a fresh Robin Hood story focusing more on a lead up rather then the good thief. Cate Blanchett brings strength and great acting to the Marion character. Russell Crowe is also good.

    Lows:
    Russell Crowe's accent is confusing at times often being a total mix of Welsh, Irish and English. The story-line can be confusing at times, especially that it is never really explained that this isn't a traditional telling of the Robin Hood story.

    H&L Conclusion:
    I enjoyed this film, probably more then most people. I felt it did have an epic feel but just lacked in good story telling. Crowe brings a mixed performance of up's and downs with real stability coming from Blanchett who is superb.

    I felt the Merry Men are lost and that the chemistry should have been so much better. Maybe bad casting or just a lack of screen time, either way it is missed.

    The action is great but the ending felt underwhelming at best, it is left open for a sequel but I can't really see one happening.

    Star Rating: * * * * * * * 7/10

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