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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When the French king is preparing to land on the English Coast, he is told that they would land in "about 40 minutes". Time was not measured in minutes at that time. The closest they could tell was before mid-day or after mid-day. See more »
A slow moving film that bears no resemblance to any real Robin Hood story
The accents are all over the place, a cross between Irish, Scottish, Yorkshire, and probably many others. The story is slow moving with nowhere near enough action. Many around me complained too.
The characters, particularly the Sheriff of Nottigham, are weak. Little John, Alan A-Dale, and Will Scarlett bear little resemblance to their storybook characters. Friar Tuck is not as bad. Maid Marion is ...well, not a maid. In fact she is Lady Marion and married to Robin of Loxley.
Nottingham Castle and Sherwood Forest could do with a bit more exposure in the movie too.
A big thumbs down from Nottigham.
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