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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The production had planned to recreate the Tower of London in Caernarfon, North Wales but later decided on doing the tower digitally. See more »
It has been said that the size of Robin's childhood hand mark on the carved stone when we see Robin's memory fits the size of his hand as an adult. However, Robin places his hand in the hand mark of his father which fits. When the marks are made, Robin (as a child) makes the mark on the left, while his father makes the mark on the right. It's the mark on the right that the adult Robin places his hand into. See more »
This movie is so overlong and boring I almost fell asleep several times. Of course it was never going to be good anyway because all the actors are far too old. I just don't understand why they cast an ugly 46-year-old fat thug like Crowe with his huge beer gut and horrid gravel voice as Robin Hood. Errol Flynn will always be the best, at least he was only 28, athletic and actually sounded English. 41-year-old Cate Blanchett looks as ugly as sin, is far too old to play "Maid" Marian, and unsurprisingly has zero chemistry with Crowe. It would have been so much better if they had cast younger, British actors like Christian Bale and Robin and Keira Knightley as Marian instead of a far too old Crowe and Blanchett.
0/10. Don't bother, just buy the Errol Flynn masterpiece.
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