Rise, and rise again. Until lambs become lions
With the death of King Richard, Robin and some fellow archers return to England only to come across Robert of Nottingham's death. Robin promises to return his sword to his father Walter, and once there, is asked by Walter to impersonate his dead son to prevent his town confiscated by the king. In Robert's life, Robin is "married" to Marrian and soon falls in love. With the brutal Godfrey who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England, Robin finds himself in the middle and soon the birth of the legend begins. The movie is long, sometimes drags on, but also catches up. The story is interesting and any fan of these types of films will find enjoyment out of this one.
Russel Crowe plays Robin Longstride and is spot on in his role as the famous archer. His portrayal was incredible in my own opinon. Cate Blanchett plays Marion, the "wife" of Robin/Robert. Her role was fine as well and she was great in it. Her best performence since "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" if you ask me. Mark Strong, from last years SHERLOCK HOLMES plays the evil Godfrey and does a pretty stand-out job. Oscar Isacc as Prince/King John also does a well job. As for the performences, they were all fantastic!
The visual effects are amazing. The battle scenes are epic. And it all looks drop-dead awesome. Ridley Scott does a fine job directing and making this movie look freaking awesome. The battle scenes in "Robin Hood" are expensive and epically amazing.
OVERALL, "Robin Hood" is a great origin tale of the legand. I thought the movie was very well acted, well made, and amazing overall. With all these mixed reviews on this movie, I hope mine helps with people's desicions to see this or not. To tell the honest truth, I say see it.
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