Robin Hood. Starring Russel Crowe, Cate Blanchet, John Hurt, and lots of other no names. Well I haven't heard of most of them anyway. Well I have seen them in stuff but have never learned there names. Anway I digress.
This is not a story about Robin Hood. Its about Robin Longstride, and how he became Robin of the Hood.
Let me just say, that all of my knowledge of Robin Hood has come from the Disney version and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
So now, this movie was very long. Ive seen long movies before, that didn't feel long. But this movie just felt long. Mostly because there are alot of battle scences. Now, see as I said in Iron Man 2 review, that my eyes tend to glaze over and I go into a trance-like state until the boring battle scences are over. I was practically asleep watching the battle scences. I need bright colors, and explosions to keep my interest. Well I am a girl too, so I think the guys I saw it with enjoyed them.
Another thing about this movie, it was very much a guy movie. Lots of brotherhood, honor, and courage and stuff. Girls can do like that too, but come on. Girl like love stories more. Just that simple. And the love story? Well it was ok. Kinda sweet. But it felt forced.
There were hilarious moments, specially with Friar Took, Will Scarlett, and Little John. Those guys had to be my favorite part.
The other redeeming quality was Prince John. The guy who acted that part was great. A perfect weaslely jerk. He was such a jerk, there was no problem hating him. It was great.
So all in all this movie was just ok. Yeah, not groundbreaking or oscar worthy. Just ok.
And if they make a sequel(which is what it is set up for)I will probably go see it. Mostly because my husband really liked the movie. He liked Gladiator too. The first time I saw that movie I feel asleep. So goes to show some of our differing tastes.
So whats next after this? Not sure. Toy Story 3 probably. Even though thats like 3 weeks away. I will have to think of other things to blog about between now and then, than.