Friday, October 8, 2010

Now out on DVD Review: Robin Hood (2010)

If you're one of those people that believe that movies cannot exist as a stand-alone entity from its source material (which is the case with most critics), then you should stay far away from Ridley Scott's 'ADAPTATION' of Robin Hood.

If you can however wrap your mind around a different interpretation of the story's soul and conviction, then you will find a lot to enjoy in this engaging epic that features excellent performances, a solid and fast-moving script and satisfying action sequences. Crowe and Blanchett give the movie enough star quality to keep it entertaining till the very end, with commendable performances by the rest of the ensemble cast as well.

Add to this the potent and jarring action sequences that make Lord of the Rings seem like Teletubbies and you have a winning formula. The movie adds a tremendous amount of depth to the well-known and loved legend of Robin Hood, showing how the man came to be who and what he is.

Fans of similar epics like Gladiator and Braveheart, that infuses its tale with a fair amount of darkness and tribulations will fall in love with this movie, others (that expect more spirit and humour) will leave the cinema disappointed.

The best I've seen of it's genre in a long time, with a great amount of emotional depth to boot.


Yes, Crowe is the kind of person that will shoot an arrow up your ass.

Rating: 4-and-half Meerkat Tails