Movie Review: Robin Hood (2010)


My Rating: 3Stars

This afternoon I saw the movie Robin Hood (2010) at JP Theater, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. One of the movies from my Must See Movies

Before I begin, I need to set the mindsets of all potential movie goers for this movie. It is not a “Robin Hood” movie of the traditional sense, but what they refer to as a prequel to the Robin Hood saga. This movie describes the background of the person who will eventually be known as “Robin Hood”. In this movie this character is played by Russell Crowe.

Some may argue that Crowe was the wrong choice to play the Robin Hood character. As Robin’s in the past had been agile, thin and fit. How else will he and his marry men fit in those tights? Crowe had lost some weight for this movie and is not as heavy as he was when he stared in State of Play as Cal McAffrey. I personally felt Crowe did a good job playing the professional archer freelancing along his trusted friends to fight for the King of England. Any further discussion of the plot will give it away. Overall I feel the casting was well done. Especially choosing Mark Addy as Friar Tuck, and Kevin Durand as Little John.

If you’re looking to see yet another Robin Hood movie you will be greatly disappointed, but if you go in with an open mind and let the movie guide you through the story, you will be well rewarded with a sufficient background to the Robin Hood character. This is a movie that even someone who has no idea who Robin Hood is will enjoy.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

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