Movie of the Week 20
Robin Hood 2010 drama action adventure
Available for streaming on Prime Video
With ace Director Ridley Scott behind the camera, here we go swashbuckling thru Merry Olde England. Since the 1200’s, English troubadours sang ballads of Robin Hood, and the Medieval legend was born. This movie takes the approach that Robin (played by Russel Crowe) was a high-minded yeoman and fierce patriot skillful with longbow and sword (same as the last dozen movies that Hollywood has churned out about Robin). So in order to add some originality and freshness, the writers toss in a fictitious French invasion; complete with oar powered WWII Higgins boat landing craft. WTF? The revisionist history is not worth going on about, but the good cast, setting and plenty of action makes this a good popcorn flick. Warning – avoid the needless 2018 remake. It is a horrible PC wreck.
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