11 September, 2010
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; PG-13 for, "violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content."
Staring; Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett
Released; 14Th of May, 2010.
Genre; Action, Adventure, Drama.
As most already know the story of Robin Hood, I will keep the plot short. Robin (Russell Crowe) Longstride was in battle when King Richard (Danny Huston)the Lion Heart was killed, him and a few of his fellow soldiers left, and later came upon a few who had been ambushed, these few were the men who were chosen to carry home the crown to London. Robin and his friends took the place of the men chosen to carry the crown, thinking it as a ticket home. Robin also promised that he would return the sword of one of the men, Sir Robert (Douglase Hodge) Loxley, to his father Sir Walter (Max von Sydow) Loxley. When he arrived he found out the troubles that the town was having and Sir Walter, asked if he would stand as Walters returning son, as Marion (Cate Blanchett) Loxley's husband. He agreed. The fought the corrupt and won the battle of France Vs. England. But at was not all great and merry after the triumph. King (Oscar Isaac) John was jealous of peoples love for Robin, and so declared him an outlaw.
Let me start off by saying, who didn't like Friar Tuck played by Mark Addy? He was great. The cast of this movie was awesome, and with a writer like Brian Helgland, and Ridley Scott directing you're asking for some pretty great action. But the line-up shouldn't make the movie, and believe me it doesn't, Robin Hood has more than just some great people, it had good writing, perfect timing, great pace, wonderful cinematography, it was truly a joy to watch. There were only a few scenes of nudity, and virtually no language. I loved it. I think if you're thinking about weather to watch the theatrical version or directors cut? I would go with Directors Cut, it really gives you more insight, and I feel like you really get more out of it if you don't miss those scenes.
To sum it up, if you like action awesomeness rent it, it's worth it.