Sound Off: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 14, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The latest epic action/adventure movie from Ridley Scott arrives in theaters today and it revisits a classic medieval hero we're all very familiar with. So how is Ridley Scott's Robin Hood? Is it better or worse than his other big epics like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven? How does it compare to the other great Robin Hood movies of past, both comedy (Mel Brooks) and serious (Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner)? How is Russell Crowe in yet another new Ridley Scott movie? Best or worst movie of the summer? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of Robin Hood!
To fuel the fire, I thought Robin Hood was pretty mediocre. I love Ridley Scott's production values, they're always incredible, and this is no exception, but the story and script just felt a bit rough and everything got a little "goofy" in the middle once they got to Nottingham. I can't really blame Scott or even Russell Crowe for the problems, and as much as I wanted to love every second of this, I just slowly lost interest as time went on. The action is great, the performances are all fantastic (especially Mark Strong and William Hurt), but it's by far not one of my favorite Ridley Scott movies. It's good, but definitely not great, in my humble opinion.
What did you think of Robin Hood? Another great epic adventure or just bland and boring?