About: It is 1199 and Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is a common archer in Richard the Lionheart's (Danny Huston) army. A veteran of the Third Crusade and Richard's war against Philip II of France (Jonathan Zaccaï), he now takes part in the siege against Chalus Castle. Disillusioned and war-tired he believes the King when he invites Robin to give him an honest view of the war and the King's conduct. After giving a frank but unflattering appraisal Richard immediately breaks his promise of no repercussions for speaking honestly and has Robin and comrades taken prisoner to be judged after ending the siege. The betrayed men decide to free themselves and desert. Following the death of Richard the Lionheart, Robin and two other common archers, Alan A'Dale (Alan Doyle), Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes), as well as soldier Little John (Kevin Durand), attempt to secretly return to their homeland, having spent ten years fighting abroad. Along the way they come across an ambush of the Royal guard by Sir Godfrey (Mark Strong), an English knight with French allegiance. Philip of France had ordered Sir Godfrey to assassinate Richard. Having discovered the King is already slain, Sir Godfrey is chased off by the arrival of Robin and his companions. Aiming to return to England safely and richer in pocket than when they left it, Robin and his men steal the armour of the slain knights and head for the English ships on the coast under the guise of noblemen. Before leaving the scene of slaughter Robin promises a dying knight, Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge), to return a sword to the knight's father in Nottingham. read more
Review: If you decide to watch Robin Hood, prepare yourself you are going to need a very long time, it's a huge movie. In fact the first one and a half hour was a little bit boring, the rest that had more action was better. It actually took me more than one day to finish it... I'm really confused I don't exactly know if I liked it, it's true, it was a big production, I liked the performances, I liked the scenery, but on the other hand it was too long and the thing I didn't like the most was the plot. I expected something else and it was an other thing and I was somehow disappointed.. When you hear Robin Hood you just think "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", and in this movie we don't see that. Russell Crowe was very good in his role, he was the perfect choice I think, also I liked Cate Blanchett, I always liked her as an actress, the only think I didn't like was her hair it was disgusting !! To sum up it was a good movie, but if you don't see it you wont miss much..
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