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The Establishing Shot: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Review

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The story of how an archer in the service of King Richard the Lionheart became to be known as Robin Hood, the famous archer and outlaw of English Folklore.

Another film not given the respect it deserves. This is the version of Robin Hood we have been waiting for. I wasn't expecting to enjoy Robin Hood based on reviews I had been hearing, so I waited till all the hype died down before seeing it. Again "critics" proving that they don't know sh*t from Shinola. Sir Ridley Scott cleverly  reinvents the Robin Hood myth and his masterful direction keeping this film on point and not letting it be mired down in over-indulgence or overstated performances. I can't wait to see the next installment in what I hope becomes a trilogy.

Beginning after the Death of King Richard at the Siege of Chalus Chabrol, the film follows Robin on his rise to infamy among the English Barons and the newly crowned King John.

Featuring historically accurate characters such as Sir William Marshall and grounded in reality (in a similar way to Gladiator), this is not Robin Hood as you have seen him before, rather the making of the legend we have come to know him as now.

Expected release date: May 2010