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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 in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

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Otto Bathurst

Writers:

Ben Chandler (screenplay by), David James Kelly (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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'Robin Hood' Stars on Making a Classic Cool Again

Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx take on the roles of Robin Hood and Little John, and share how their new movie re-envisions a classic tale.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Robin of Loxley
Jamie Foxx ... Little John
Ben Mendelsohn ... Sheriff of Nottingham
Eve Hewson ... Marian
Jamie Dornan ... Will Scarlet
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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

-Robin Hood 2018 is from a story by Ben Chandler. It is based on the tale of Robin Hood, and follows his training by John to steal from the Sheriff of Nottingham. See more »

Goofs

The hoodie Taron Egerton is wearing in the movie poster used for promotion purposes is machine stitched in an era when there were no machines to stitch hoodies. (Robin Hood probably didn't even wear a hoodie, but we'll not go into that.) 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 for a 13 rating (after the uncut version was classified 16). 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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