Robin Hood Review & Comments

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    1. Kumari Tilakawardane

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      Ouch!!
       
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      Nice to see a poor review - gives you confidence that the full score range is being used rather than just the top half.

      I guess I'll go and see it if the opportunity arises - I have a Cineworld card so it would be 'free' - certainly wouldn't be paying to see it based on the trailer and this review.

      Cheers,

      Nigel
       
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      I was going to say the same - nice to see a 3 sitting along with the many 7-10’s !
      It was such a low score I had to read it :)
       
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      Oh dear. This year really hasn’t had a great deal of hits.
       
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      If you base your viewing habits on somebody else's opinion you are going to miss an awful lot of good stuff.
       
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      Kingsman 2 was fun though.
       
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      It was as much fun as gastritis.
       
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      Nice review thanks.

      Hopefully a few more of these reboots get seen for the tired attempts at milking a cash cow they clearly are and allow for more creative stuff to be made. No, I'm not holding my breath.

      Netflix (and other channel) series allow for far more in terms of risk and character development that the traditional movie is all but dead to me these days.

      Cinema still works for crash bang wallop stuff for kids of all ages as, increasingly, the audience crosses over with circus-goers.

      Just a natural evolution I guess and, in large part, due to the networked AV stuff we all have at home these days.
       
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      What about 70 peoples opinion? (Rotten tomatoes 13% based on 70 reviews)

      I blame Game of Thrones.
       
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      So many attempts at Robin Hood, but you still can't beat Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone for my money. I would be all over a 4K of that.
       
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      Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone are already up to 8K when it comes to "being" a character based on how they were seen in those times - they are just waiting for technology to catch up! :D
       
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      Basil Rathbone was credited with being the finest swordsman in Hollywood and a shame he had to loose all the time if a baddie although I suppose he had to.

      Quote form RPG I just found to back above.
      If you understand fencing and know what to look for, you'll see the disparity in the men's styles right away. Rathbone is tight and controlled, what you'd expect from a former British Army Fencing Champion. If I recall correctly, he took lessons from Aldo Nadi, an Olympic gold medalist and world-class fencer. Errol was a boxer, and tends to wave his sword over his head, which is an invitation to get stabbed.

      If you get a chance, he and Tyrone Power, a pair of excellent fencers, have a brilliant match in the 1940 Mark of Zorro.
       
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      Fabulous info - thank you! :thumbsup:
       
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      Sounds as awful as I expected. I think Ill watch the Russell Crowe one again!
       
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      Yeah I quite liked Ridley Scott's version actually, although 'my' Robin was probably the 80's show Robin of Sherwood.
       
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      Me too, albeit this version:

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      Yeah, for.me the Michael Praed first 2 seasons were the definitive Robin Hood, and most compelling interpretation to-date, and still waiting for a decent price on the Bluray, having sold off the DVDs.
       
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      Robin of Sherwood was unmissable saturday tea time viewing when i was a lad. If i recall correctly they even dealt with two versions of the legend. We even had the clannad soundtrack in the family car :eek:

      I actually enjoyed the BBC one from a few years ago even though my initial motivation was to watch something in actual HD.

      No idea why this got the go ahead...

      MB
       
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      " The narrator informs us that he doesn’t know what year the action is set in, which is just as well given that the set design is decidedly more contemporary than historians suggest the 12thcentury would have looked. "

      And the clothing looks as though it has been created and sewn on a 21st century sewing machine ( according to the wife )

      And this grey garb would not look out of place in Star Trek
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      Is that Ben Mendelsohn? It looks like they've re-used his Krennic costume from Rogue One! :laugh:
       
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      I actually like the Kevin Costner version, can't remember too much from the Crowe hood other than the excellent score.
       
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      It's hard to forgive it for inflicting that god awful Bryan Adams song on the charts for 6 months or however long it was. But then it did have Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham, so that makes up for it (almost)
       
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      Robin of sherwood was imo the best retelling of the robin hood story and is a very good bluray to boot. I liked scotts version a lot but flynn and rathbone gave us the best movie adaptaion. This looks like GQ does Robin Hood.
       
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      I'm a big Tim Minchin fan, so it's sad to hear he has been underused. I could overlook the contemporary feel if the script and action made up for it, but it seems it's just a mess in all departments. I'll wait for the disc. In a sale. As a BOGOF when I'm getting something I want.
       
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      Not for me. I refuse to watch that film again - Rickman or no Rickman!
       
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      Ridiculous! There is no way that clothing suits the period at all. Not even close.
       
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      When I heard about this I knew it would be rubbish!

      I actually really like the Crowe version, Thought it was a very decent.

      The extended bluray of the costner version is also good, 12 extra minutes of mostly Alan Rickman :D
       
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      BTW I posted this the other day in my head up for cheap Kindle books(think you can read on iPad, Fire etc) but I read 2 in the series and both fictional but based on historical fact and very good. I found the first in the series at 99p of the Robin Hood Outlaw series and not all in Sherwood Forest in which one he even allies with King John.
       
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      Watched 'Prince of Thieves' on blu ray recently, and for all its faults, it's hugely entertaining, its longish running time rattles by.
       

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