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Beyond Sherwood Forest (2009)

England 1174: King Richard is away fighting the Crusade, his brother Prince John has been left in charge. In order to further international diplomatic relations with Austria, the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter DeLuise

Writer:

Chase Parker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Dunne ... Robin Hood
Erica Durance ... Maid Marian
Julian Sands ... Malcolm
Katharine Isabelle ... Alina
Mark Gibbon ... Little John
Cainan Wiebe ... Gareth
Richard de Klerk ... Will Scarlet (as Richard De Klerk)
Bill Dow ... Friar Tuck
Brent Stait ... Guy of Gisborne
Paul Lazenby ... Bart Bartholemew
David Palffy ... Sylvan Elder
Terence Kelly ... Fitzwater
Rowen Kahn ... Young Robin Hood
Anna Louise Sargeant ... Young Marian
John Novak ... Roland
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England 1174: King Richard is away fighting the Crusade, his brother Prince John has been left in charge. In order to further international diplomatic relations with Austria, the beautiful young Maid Marian is to be married off to a prince. A cursed girl who can change into a ferocious dragon is used to find and pacify Robin Hood. Written by Michael Teuschler

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Erica Durance (Maid Marian) and David Palffy (Sylvan Elder) are married in reality. See more »

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Bows are shown strung at all times. Actually a bow would always be unstrung when not in use to prevent it from weakening and save wear on the string. See more »

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Terrible acting/dialogue, excellent plot basis, mediocre movie
11 May 2010 | by Angus-8See all my reviews

I don't have any new Simon Cowell to add, so I'll only go into depth about what was good about this film: not a whole heck of a lot, but it was batting 1.000 when the guy came up with the idea. (I'm really interested in this genre since Origin Systems stopped producing Ultima) That idea was that a young woman who comes from another world (a murky one at that!) is somehow cursed for breaking a law and spends part of her day as a winged monster. A cynical government-actor captures her to use her as a weapon. This story is woven into a Robin Hood one. (How that last part works, I don't know, but I guess someone else does.) Unfortunately, the movie kept putting me to sleep (figuratively) so I missed some of the finer points of the plot.

The acting and English accents have a serious credibility problem, the dialogue isn't exactly chancy, and sometimes the seams show on the CGI. I don't think the plot was executed in a very good way either. There was a romantic dimension, but that looked like they remembered to throw it in at the last minute.

There are a couple of things that I can respect a movie like this for: one is that it didn't have a lot of silly modern slang (the worst was a single "a little help"). Also, while Katharine Isabelle does show a lot of skin, there is no bona fide nudity (possibly because Isabelle refuses to do any). A movie like this should be going for such cheap thrills, but it doesn't. Good for it!

I wish it was Steven Spielberg who'd gotten ahold of this idea. I think it would have made a fine story, but instead what we have is typical Canadian B.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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