Saturday, 9 April 2011

Robin Hood 2010

Tonight Mike and I tried to watch the newest film of Robin Hood without distraction. We failed, we resorted to surfing the internet pretty rapidly and half watching.

This is a very bad sign for a film in our house, we adore films and are seldom anything but riveted; but Robin Hood did not deserve more than it got from us.

Sure the plot is new and exciting and Cate Blanchett enticing; sure the filmography is beautiful and the London scenes captivating; but there the praise ends.

On the downside is Russell Crowe; for his appalling accent and it's endless variations, and for his unlikeable characterisation of a loveable character.

But I lay blame with the director, Ridley Scott; choose a British actor who can act and talk the talk; choose to shorten the film and enhance the plot; choose to put even a tiny amount of emotion into the whole film, without Emotion there is no Robin Hood.

Not impressed; 4/10 and all of that is for Cate Blanchett and Matthew Macfadyen.

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