Crowe's Robin Hood Reviews coming in…

22 May

These are some links to reviews of the new Ridley Scott Robin Hood sent to me by my long time pen pal Suzy…

By now everyone knows that Ridley Scott's Robin Hood isn't very good. First the French learned it, at Cannes, and then the rest of the world learned it, through the usual non-Cannes channels. With many bad movies, it's hard to determine where, exactly, things went wrong. Plenty of so-so scripts are ……May 20 6:51 PM
In theaters ROBIN HOOD, directed by Ridley Scott, written by Brian Helgeland, 131 minutes, rated PG-13. The best thing that can be said about the new Ridley Scott movie, “Robin Hood,” is …

Bangor Daily NewsMay 20 3:49 PM

The concept of “rob from the rich and give to the poor” has been a popular one in America in times of economic trouble. One would think reinventing the character who first embodied that ideal would be a surefire way to energize the masses, but if the new rendition of “Robin Hood” is any indication, it just isn’t worth the effort.

Craig Daily PressMay 20 3:24 PM

— David DeWitt


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  1. Anonymous

    May 23, 2010 at 4:53 am

    I haven't seen the film, but from the stills and the commentary it appears that this is Gladiator all over again.
    If nothing else this another attempt to bring back or cash in on the grace, charm and dash of Errol's Robin Hood. I think the fellow who played Robin in Men in Tights has been surprisingly the best attempt yet and it was a parody.
    Granted, I'm not of the younger generation and each generation gets stamped with its heros; but I really wonder what the reaction of the younger generator would be if they could see Flynn in action as Robin Hood on a modern big screen. My guess is that they would find it refreshing and truly a good experience.

  2. Anonymous

    May 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Here Here! Russ ole boy you are a man after my own heart! I guess Ridley is all about grim, grit and woe and he does that particular thing as well as anyone. However, that is not my idea of a new 'Errol Flynn Robin Hood'. It would be a hard needle to thread though, as todays audiences are light-years different than the '50s crowd. I think it could be pulled off with just the right amount of serious vs. tongue-in-cheek, and a sprinkle of tragedy. (sounds like a Shakespeare play) John

  3. Anonymous

    May 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Oh! This is just HORRIBLE!!! You mean, something can be said about chemistry and good film making? Who would have thunk it? My heart goes out to Russell Crowe….really and truly. ;)

  4. Anonymous

    May 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Suzy sent this along, too:
    Click link to listen to the interview he walked out of…
    Russell Crowe snaps over “Irish” Robin Hood accent
    LONDON , Britain – Actor Russell Crowe stormed out of a BBC radio interview after suggestions that he had made the quintessentially British legend Robin Hood sound Irish in his latest movie.

  5. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 5:06 am

    They just took a very famous story and made an outreaches violent movie out of it, as it is the mode in our days! If it isn't extremely violent – it is no good! Just a today's society venue! Like another Arnold Scharzenegger – “The Terminator”, that's all – no story, just another outreaches violent movie – not worth wile watching.

  6. Anonymous

    May 24, 2010 at 6:43 am

    But for the central character, there probably isnt any point in comparing the latest version vs Errol's template performance.
    According to history,most of the original'Crusader's' were prisoners awaiting execution and were given reprieves if they journeyed to 'The Holy Land'. They were indeed a grisly, gruesome and bloodletting lot.
    King Richard's Castle ( Chateaux De Beynac) in the south of France still stands in all of it;s majesty. (search on google pics).
    It was during a battle at that location that Richard was struck by an arrow. After four days he perished but not before granting a pardon to the perpetrator of his demise. The ongoing portrayal of “Noble King Richard' has carried on through the centuries and Errol certainly played his part in that continuum of history.

  7. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Hi, I just start view the movier by internet, but I stop after 5 minutes, for me is bull shit, its very boring…. I cant have more words to continued talking..
    I respect who like this version

  8. Anonymous

    May 25, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Good man, Russ: Crowe always wants to engage in an I'm-the-great-hero-and-super-tough-guy rugby match – blood and guts – and the poetry be damned – to make no mention of romance and charm. And because Mr. Crowe would seem not to respect much beyond sheer physical force and the threat thereof, whether in his roles or career, I should like to posit that Mr. Flynn could have more than KICKED Mr. Crowe's more than ample ass by way of instructing him that not all Robin Hood film-versions of the past were “crap.” (Robzak – second me on this!)

  9. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Hi Kevin,
    Not just “Robzak” seconds your motion so do I and many others! Friends of mine – independent people (non Errol fans – like us) who have seen the movie told me that the movie is nothing special – just plain violence! Errol stands supreme as the “Best Robin Hood Ever!”
    Best regards,

  10. Anonymous

    May 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm


  11. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Another review. I haven't seen the movie yet; I'm thinking I probably won't or at least wait for DVD. When Crowe (on David Letterman) said all other versions but his were “crap” it kind of made me not want to see this version. EF's will always be my personal favorite.

  12. Anonymous

    June 5, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Oops here's the link…

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