Using the new wisdom, Hollywood is not remaking classics, they are giving us the prequel or the postscript.
This stops old-timers, such as myself, from going on and on
about how much better the original film was half a century ago.
This a good production, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Max von Sydow under the direction of Ridley Scott, lets you know you are safe in buying a ticket to this show.
Though it is well made, “Robin Hood” lacks the magic that a four star movie must have. Russell Crowe is almost too old for this role, but as with “Gladiator,” he pulls it off very well.
One problem with this film is the villain is too much of a villain. We know he will do the wrong thing in every situation, so we don’t take him seriously – he is like a cartoon character- a poster boy for evil.
The battle scenes are of award winning quality.
I will spare you may normal troll down memory lane to talk about Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Olivia de Havilland and directors
Michael Curtiz /William Keighley --in the 1938 classic version of this often told tale.