Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? Written by
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Kevin Durand and Scott Grimes also appeared with Russell Crowe in, "Mystery, Alaska" (1999). See more »
After Isabella of Angoulême tells John that the French king Philip is approaching England with an army she holds the point of a knife to her chest which is then dropped to the floor.
As it hits the floor it is clearly shown to be a distinctive Indian dagger known as a "Pesh-Kabz" and dating to the late 19th Century. A close inspection shows that the handle appears to be made of green jadeite and mother of pearl, a type made primarily for the European market by Indian craftsmen. See more »
[Robin has delivered John the crown, disguised as Robert Loxley]
Did you say from Nottingham?
Your father Sir Walter owes taxes to the crown, my crown; tell him its bloody expensive running a country and everyone must pay their way
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The first part of the end credits are in the same style as Ridley Scott's production company 'Scott Free Productions'. See more »
A more realistic, less romanticized version of Robin Hood
My wife and I liked this version better than the others before. This one seems to be a more realistic take on the era and times of the legendary Robin Hood. Perhaps the people who did not like it did so because they have gotten used to the almost magical-surreal Middle Ages the previous Robin Hood movies portray in them, movies which often show a very romanticized setting, with less dirt and grind, when in reality the Middle Ages were brutal, dirty and hard. Russell and the cast did a great job in the film, and transported us into the story, making us forget we were looking at actors. The scenes had a good flow to them, and the story was well paced. Can't wait for the sequel. Well done!
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