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Rating History

Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Classified: Fresh

Defining Moment: The last arrow is a good moment.

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.

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

Sherlock Holmes
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Classified: Very Fresh

Defining Moment: Any time Sherlock broke things down for the audience to step into his process of thought is amazing.

Perfect casting, Robert Downey JR is superb being both a genius mixed with sides of insanity. Jude Law is great as Watson bringing out the best in Downey, then to add Mark Strong and Rachel McAdams gives this cast so much strength. Story is well told and great scenery of old London.

Although the storyline was great and well told, I didn't think that it was the one needed for the opening Sherlock movie (I will explain in conclusion).

H&L Conclusion:
Although I really enjoyed this film, I did feel that it was the wrong story told. I believe that they should have one or two movies that were well told murder mysteries and then moved too the more 'impossible' super-natural case. Just a pet-peeve but I feel like the heightened sense of danger has been taken out, where else do they go?

Apart from that awesome way of telling a Sherlock Holmes story. Edgy, classy and funny with great moments of intensity and danger. Check it out ....

Star Rating: * * * * * * * * 8/10