Robin of Loxley, a lord living in Nottingham, enjoys a good life with his lover, Marian, before he is drafted by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to fight in the Third Crusade against the Saracens. After four years away from England, Robin becomes disillusioned with the Crusades when he fails to prevent his commander, Guy of Gisbourne, from executing prisoners, namely a teenage boy, despite the pleading of the boy's father, which prompts Gisbourne to send Robin back home. When he returns to Nottingham, Robin learns from his old friend Friar Tuck that the Sheriff had him officially declared dead two years prior in order to seize Robin's land and wealth to continue funding the war effort at the behest of the corrupt Cardinal, kicking the citizens from the city and into the coal mine town across the river. Investigating 'the Slags', Robin witnesses the commoners planning to rise against the government that oppresses and exploits them and learns that Marian is now involved with their ...
In the trailer we see Robin Hood shooting guards with his bow in the rain.
In reality one can not use bows when the string is wet, as they loose elasticity.
The bow is also a composite bow, meaning layers of wood held together by glue and string. Medieval glue would come undone in rain, rendering the bow utterly useless. See more »
[Trying to persuade Robin]
If not you, who ? If not now, when ?
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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 »
This film is no Oscar winner. But it scratches the same itch that films like "A Knight's Tale", "Abraham Lincoln: Vanpire Hunter" and "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters" scratches. As in it's a hell of a good time...as long as you don't think about it too hard. Keep that perspective and you'll have a blast.
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