I didn’t expect that Robin Hood story will be much different, I used to watch the cartoon with little information about Robin Hood and how he lives with his friends as a thieves and taking the money for the poor people, but I enjoyed Watching another side of that character performed by Russell Crowe.
If the title of the film was really honest it could be re-named to “Robin Hood Begins” because there are no signal of becoming Robin Hood (the usual character) except the last 3 minutes of the movie, so the story is about one of the soldiers in King Richard the LionHeart Army, and for the first time they show that Muslims were killed with no mercy back at that time, and after that the events gets more complicated after the death of the king in the battle.
For the whole movie you will never hear “Robin Hood” except at the end, a man who saves England from the invaders is such a great legend. The new King with his taxes laws made the people turn against him.
Pretending that he is Sir Walter Loxely (King Richard Knight), and giving Loxely’s father sword back, but I can’t see Cate Blanchett is the best choice for love story, she looks like his mother, I respect her as an actress and she did a great job, but I think it would be better if there were younger actress for that role.
I know that Russel is the main character, but what makes him the commander of the whole battle, in that scene you will see him everywhere, in the mountain with the archers and after that he leads the rest of the army, I didn’t mind that at all, but Cate Blanchett again is joining the army with a little kids, but the action was not bad after all.
At the end of the movie, the Robin Hood scene was my image about the whole movie, it was so similar to the cartoon which I think they might continue the story, but overall it was an impressive movie, If you like action movies “King Arthur style” you will definitely will enjoy this.
I would give it 8 out of 10