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Jack Rico

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2010/05/13 at 12:00am

Robin Hood

05.13.2010 | By |

Robin Hood

The new adaptation of Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett hits the big screen after much anticipation and hype. Is this the definitive version to ever be done by Hollywood? Not by far, but it is a noble intent. This adaptation is a prequel, that is, an account of the origins of the green hero before he stole from the rich and helped the poor. The film has some fine moments but also lacks of a fresh new approach to an old story.

The plot begins with the death of King Richard of England (Danny Huston) and Robin Longstride (Crowe) traveling to Nottingham, a city that suffers from corruption and oppressive taxes from the sheriff, to start a new life. There, Robin falls in love with the widow Lady Marion (Blanchette), meets Friar Tuck (Mark Addy) and fights in the war against the French.

To be fair, I found the film to be entertaining and visually absorbing, but due to weak development of the story and shortcomings of some secondary characters, there were moments of confusion in several of its sequences. For example, for most of the film, I could not distinguish who were the British or the French, I couldn’t understand the dialogue very well at first due to the rough and the villains motives weren’t fleshed out properly.

However, if you’re looking to entertain yourself, any imperfections the film might have are put aside for the high level entertainment value. I particularly left satisfied enough to recommend it for a few reasons: one because Crowe and Blanchette are tremendous actors, second because the director Ridley Scott captured beautiful scenes, and third, the locations and details of the movie transport you to back to that period. Robin Hood is worth the watch.

Jack Rico

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2010/05/05 at 12:00am

Free tickets to ‘Robin Hood’ in New York!

05.5.2010 | By |

Free tickets to 'Robin Hood' in New York!

ShowBizCafe.com invites you to see an advanced screening of ‘Robin Hood’ starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett on Thursday, May 13th at 7:30PM at an undisclosed theater in Manhattan, NY. Only 40 winners with an ADMIT ONE ticket will be picked.

Synopsis:

The story of an archer in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood.

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Tickets are limited and are allocated to a random sampling of respondents. Limit one (Admit-One) pass per person. Seating is first come, first served. No purchase necessary. While supplies last.

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content.

No one under 13 will be admitted.

The theatrical release will be May 14th, 2010.

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