First UK Poster for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Looks Familiar
Wait a second, that looks a lot like the photo we used in our trailer article. But then again, who didn't think Universal would whip up posters for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe pointing an arrow at somebody. I'm featuring this, thanks to our UK friends at HeyUGuys, because I'm curious about how they're going to market this movie. I have a feeling a poster like this (probably the US version with the same photo) will be the first thing that some people will see from this new Robin Hood. And I'm wondering if they're going to look at this and think "awesome" or "lame"? What are your first thoughts looking at this poster?
Follows Robin (Russell Crowe) from his early days in King Richard's army to his return to Nottingham to his creation of a band of mercenaries who challenge the sheriff and eventually try to prevent civil war.
Robin Hood is directed by British filmmaker Ridley Scott, of many classics like Alien, Blade Runner, Black Rain, G.I. Jane, Gladiator, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down, American Gangster, and many more. The script was written by Oscar winner Brian Helgeland, of L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Mystic River, Man on Fire, and Green Zone. Universal is bringing Robin Hood to theaters starting on May 14th, 2010.
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
It's like the trailer – it does absolutely not work for me.
Felix on Dec 23, 2009
I don't see Robin Hood in Russel Crow, but then again, I go and see every Scott movie...
Peter T'Sas on Dec 23, 2009
LAME... but most likely I will still see it because of Russell...
Kay on Dec 23, 2009
This is going to be epic! I love the poster, simple yet makes a statement. This RH won't just kick your ass... he'll F'in kill ya! And it's my most anticiapted flick of 2010. I just LOVE these types of films. Once again the doubters/haters are at it already. I recall when Avatar first hit and everyone was oh this sucks, looks terrbile and now... everyone can't say enough great things about it. The same will go for this. And no doubt will rank up their with Ridley's best movies. Oh and FS... why haven't you posted the new trailer for this??? Why damn it... why? It's been out for a couple days now and it's a more detailed version than the kick ass rock version the teaser was. http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=738&item=1
K on Dec 23, 2009
Of all of Scott's classics, you include G.I. Jane and Hannibal, rather than, say, the Oscar-winning Thelma & Louise?! Are we being sarcastic, Alex? If not, of his more under-appreciated movies I would have gone for Legend, 1492, The Duellists or even Matchstick Men instead of highlighting his two weakest films to date...
Mathieu on Dec 23, 2009
Don't like the poster. The same shot is in the trailer and he's covered in blood. The fact they didn't have any other cool shots besides a heavily edited one from the trailer doesn't bode well. Also, the fact that Ridley Scott directed Gladiator is too prominent on the poster. The movie already looks plenty Gladiator-ish, for them to stamp it on the poster, reminding us all of that connection between Crowe and Scott... seems like they're trying to trade on that cred.
Famous Juan on Dec 23, 2009
I don't see Crowe as Robin Hood, but, that doesn't mean he wont give a good performance. It's like if they do actually cast James Macavoy as Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit, I have full confidence he will do an amazing job. I just don't see it.
10Ninjas on Dec 23, 2009
i just got this feeling come over me when i saw this poster,anything i do by byran adams it's very close to the costner image for prince of theives.
tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Dec 23, 2009
This type of poster with the action hero protagonist poised to use their gun/semi-auto/arrow/sword at the viewers, you & me!, seem to be getting more & more common. We are the bad guys? The victims? You ever wonder the objective behind those James Bond posters with an MI6 agent pointing his gun at YOU..?
greg on Dec 23, 2009
I just saw the poster up close. And it says Mark Addy's name in it. Is Mark Addy in this film? I notice too that Matthew Macfadyen's name is not in the cast list! He's playing the Sheriff of Nottingham for crying out loud!
Tony on Dec 23, 2009
My thoughts to the 3D haters... Why aren't you complaining that you aren't able to focus on the arrow tip?!? "I want to look wherever I want! waaaah I'm getting a headache!" LOL
Andrew on Dec 23, 2009
I sort of reminds me of the UK Rambo cover ( sort off )
The Goodfella on Dec 23, 2009
Would have been better if the poster would have been in 3D at least the arrow would have been pointing out at you there would have been some Depth to the poster. ;-0
Cineprog on Dec 23, 2009
I still wish he was dancing in this. That second trailer looks really good. I like the way he is actually killing people rather than just robbing them, who would fear a man that didn't leave dead bodies? Especially in those days.
Crapola on Dec 23, 2009
I think this movie will be lame anyway
Dan W on Dec 23, 2009
nice #12 lol I like this poster. Sometimes I just don't get it with people on this site. They go crazy over a hit girl poster and trailer and Robin Hodd with Crowe and Ridley "isn't dong it" for them? I just hope these are different sets of people, cause overwise there is something wrong with them.
branden on Dec 23, 2009
I love seeing all the comments saying, "I don't see Russell as RH". I recall seeing and hearing the same feedback when Heath Ledger was announced as the Joker. Both Russell and Heath are in a league of actors that can really pretty much do whatever they want. Russell will bring a much more brutal and manly edge to RH than Kevin Costner did...come on people. Does it look Gladiator-ish? Yes it does and you know what? That's exactly why I'll see it. Go Ridley and Russell!!
cagestin on Dec 23, 2009
THIS IS NOT LAME! Its going to be a good movie
Scott McHenry on Dec 23, 2009
This is nothing more than Robin Hood:Men In Tights with some gratuitous violence thrown in. More $$$ down the drain.
Schlongo Bongo on Dec 23, 2009
Absolutely DOES work for me. And if it DOES look like Gladiator, so what ? It's none the worst for that. No one directs historical epics like Scott, except maybe Weir (whose Master and Commander also starred Crowe) Love the assumptions that Robin has to be some scrawny boy-man no older than 21. A pretty ageist prejudice ! Did he never become a mature man ?
Liz on Dec 25, 2009
What the hell are Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe doing? Crowe looks the same as he did playing Maximus in Gladiator. I wonder Why they didn't just call this Gladiator 2!
Last Son on Dec 26, 2009
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