Robin Hood the movie

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Robin Hood the movie

Postby Declan Kenny on Thu May 13, 2010 3:29 pm

Anyone seen this yet? Just out. Saw it last night and enjoyed it. General feedback is mixed, even from the main actor and exec. producer, Russell Crowe, who was apparently not pleased with the editing, or something. Anyway, well made piece as you would expect from Ridley Scott, and King Arthur vets will recognise Chick Allen. Thought the authenticity overall was very good, though no doubt there will be lots of nitpicking about specifics. And of course, you may as well know that this film is really a prequel to the main story, so we can expect a follow-up, if this one makes the shekels. Nice to see Cate Blanchett as Marian too.
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Nerva on Thu May 13, 2010 3:53 pm

Salve Declan!

I haven't seen it yet myself but I intend too. No doubt people will pull it apart but as far as I'm concerned it's just a piece of entertainment. I must be one of the few Roman re-enactors who loved Gladiator. When it comes to Hollywood I think it's a case of leave your brain in a jar outside the cinema and just enjoy the show :D

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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Declan Kenny on Thu May 13, 2010 4:03 pm

Yep, leave the brain outside in a jar. And while I'm at it, why can't Irish people leave their dinner outside as well? Any particular reason why cinema-goers assume there is a high risk of nuclear winter while they take their eyes of the skyline for an hour and half, and insist on taking a wheelbarrow full of popcorn into the cinema with them, and a shovel for the nachos... I wouldn't mind, but most of them need the extra large seats too...

Rant over! Enjoy the movie.

And yes, loved Gladiator as well. Alas, this current offering does not have a memorable soundtrack.
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby tommyargue on Thu May 13, 2010 4:42 pm

I have to go see this myself asap. I wonder will anyone top Rickman as the no good sherrif, he was the dawgs b!!!!x.
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Declan Kenny on Thu May 13, 2010 7:11 pm

I'll cut his heart out.. with a spoon!
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Nerva on Thu May 13, 2010 9:45 pm

tommyargue wrote:I have to go see this myself asap. I wonder will anyone top Rickman as the no good sherrif, he was the dawgs b!!!!x.


Alan Rickman is a totally underated actor. I have to agree with you Jude, as the Sherrif on Nottingham he was outstanding :!:
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Declan Kenny on Fri May 14, 2010 8:46 am

The Sheriff plays a small role in this one, funnily enough, and in one draft of the script, Robin Hood was going to be the Sheriff. Anyway, I'll say no more to spoil the movie.
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby finnobreanan on Fri May 14, 2010 7:03 pm

The History Channel had a program on the legends of Robin Hood earlier this week. Lots of clips from the new movie were interspersed. Basiclally, it is a legend that was first recorded in the 15th century and like all legends, changed over time. Hey, it is what it is, and sounds like a fun movie that I want to check out.
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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby brendan on Mon May 17, 2010 10:58 am

caveat: I have only seen the trailer, but...
~ there is a beach battle scene which starts off with what looks to be the WW2 Normandy landings (complete with modern landing craft); maybe they had craft like that but...
- The fighting should be good - know some of the guys involved

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Re: Robin Hood the movie

Postby Declan Kenny on Mon May 17, 2010 11:20 am

Yes, a little suspect. And probably the first in a raft (!) of similar oddities that will be picked up by the historical community
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