Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richards army against the French. Upon Richards death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marian (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marian and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
First of all let me just state for the record that this is just another version of Robin Hood. I donâ€™t really care that itâ€™s suppose to be the origin story of Robin Hood and why he was hated and hunted by the King. Secondly, did I miss something? Why the hell is the story of a Stone Age heroin so damn interesting to these Hollywood folks? Itâ€™s the same stupid tale developed for film over and over again. Sure Russell Crowe is sexy when heâ€™s playing any character in any period piece, but thereâ€™s nothing ground breaking about this version of â€œRobin Hoodâ€ other than fact that itâ€™s a little bit edgier than all of its predecessors.
I hope that they donâ€™t make a sequel but knowing Hollywood they probably will, because someone somewhere needs to retell the story of how Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Oh, Iâ€™m sorry did I ruin the plot? My bad.
This movie was long for no reason and really drawn out. While all the actors gave a really great performance the action scenes were just OK and far from spectacular. I donâ€™t recommend this movie at all. I donâ€™t care what the box office numbers say. Robin Hood is no â€œGladiatorâ€, no â€œTroyâ€, and certainly not an epic film worthy of all of this promotional hype. See it if you want to, but Iâ€™ll be damned if I ever watch it again. ~Dana Da Designated HataÂ® aka Nobodyâ€™s FanÂ®