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Robin Hood (2018)

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A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

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Otto Bathurst

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Ben Chandler (screenplay by), David James Kelly (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Robin of Loxley
Jamie Foxx ... Yahya / John
Ben Mendelsohn ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Eve Hewson ... Marian
Jamie Dornan ... Will Tillman
Tim Minchin ... Friar Tuck
Paul Anderson ... Guy of Gisbourne
F. Murray Abraham ... Cardinal
Ian Peck ... Arch Deacon
Cornelius Booth ... Lord Pembroke
Kane Headley-Cummings ... Stoker
Scot Greenan ... Clayton
Lara Rossi Lara Rossi ... Evelyn
Kevin Griffiths ... Tom
Catriona Temple Catriona Temple ... Penny
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Storyline

A war-hardened crusader Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Legend You Know. The Story You Don't.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood: Origins See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrovnik, Croatia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,195,670, 25 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,824,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,248,814, 13 January 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

YouTube sensation Lars Andersen of Denmark was hired to teach the cast archery. Lars Andersen is famous for creating a YouTube video where he demonstrates extraordinary archery skills, earning him the nickname 'Real Life Legolas'. Most notably, Lars is able to hit incoming arrows in flight and shoot and hit 3 marks while performing a single jump from the ground. To increase his speed he uses an ancient technique that requires him to shoot with his draw and not cross the arrow on the bow like modern archers do. This technique is used by Robin in the film. See more »

Goofs

Robin and his bowmen are shown using their bows and arrows in the same manner as modern battlefield rifles. This is incorrect.

A bow and arrow is a standoff weapon, meaning that they would fire from out range of melee weapons or from concealment from opposing bowmen. They wouldn't stalk their opponents as they wouldn't be able to deploy their weapons quickly enough. See more »

Quotes

Marian: [Trying to persuade Robin ] If not you, who ? If not now, when ?
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Alternate Versions

In South Africa the film was edited in theaters for a 13 rating (after the uncut version was classified 16). The film was later released on uncut on DVD with a 13 rating as the violence was deemed to have less impact outside of a theatrical context. See more »


Soundtracks

Viktor
Written by Isaac Grace and Noah McBeth
Performed by Noah McBeth (as NoMBe)
NoMBe appears courtesy of TH3RD BRAIN Records, LLC
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"Robin Hood": A Joyless Spectacle of Action and Cliche
26 November 2018 | by obiegimmieSee all my reviews

Quite possibly the greatest rendition of the classic "Robin Hood" story is the 1938 "Adventures of Robin Hood," starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. The film begins with an initiative, and uses its protagonists to advance the plot methodically. Perhaps most importantly lies the film's self awareness; its delight in relishing a sense of refreshing fun and delight. The classic tale of Robin Hood has always been one best told briskly and with a sense of humor.

If only this film had followed the 1938 template. It starts out with an obvious purpose; to retell the Robin Hood legend in a modern form. This is reinforced through the bizzare steampunk costuming and one out of place scene in which Marion (played by the adequate, but not particularly noticeable Eve Hewson) wears a bedazzaled mermaid gown. Also, the film establishes the romance between Marion and Robin Hood as a key element, and presents her as, essentially, Robin's only motivation for almost the whole of the film. This is not inherently a bad decision, but the movie fails to present their relationship in a compelling or interesting way. There is no reason, no foundation, for us to feel invested in Robin's motivation, and thereby, his origin story.

The effects are borderline amateur. This film does right by incorporating a lot of detailed set pieces, that create a believable environment. On the occassion that green screen is used, however, it reminds you of a 2000's era Star Wars prequel. While the choreography regarding Taron Egerton's Robin Hood and Jamie Foxx's Little John is somewhat competent, the battle sequences are shot nonsensically with no direction or focus.

One thing this film struggles immensely with is character building. As mentioned above, there is no depth to the romance between Robin Hood and Marion. Little John and Robin Hood, despite all the scenes they have together, have no real conversation. I felt that Little John was the only character I even slightly felt for, because he was the only person with a semblance of a backstory.

It was incredibly stupid, convuluted, and cheap. I'm not saying there weren't compelling elements, but ultimately, those were bogged down by the film's idiocy.

2/10

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