Watch This: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Superbowl TV Spot
by Alex Billington
February 4, 2010
Universal has debuted their Superbowl TV spot for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood today over on Yahoo. I guess it's becoming a trend to release your big Superbowl TV spots before the actual Superbowl? Or maybe this is just another random TV spot, because Yahoo doesn't say anything about the Superbowl (although there's no other reason for this to be airing). Anyway, check it out below, it actually looks pretty damn cool. Just like the first trailer, this looks epic and awesome and huge in scope and scale, but it still feels like Gladiator with bows & arrows. Despite all that, though, I'm still pretty pumped for this. What about you?
Watch the new Super Bowl spot for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood from YouTube:
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, Green Zone, and more. Universal is bringing Robin Hood to theaters starting on May 14th, 2010.
Still looks like Gladiator 2. *shrug*
Fuelbot on Feb 4, 2010
Not Impressed.......Not Depressed. Should be entertaining but nothing great. It just gives me a very familiar vibe.
movie mike on Feb 4, 2010
I love the Norman period, so I'm thrilled to bits!
moif on Feb 4, 2010
Telling me it was taken down. Already?
Stevo on Feb 4, 2010
Scott can do no wrong.
Xerxex on Feb 4, 2010
i'm just glad we can finally see Mark Strong in the trailer. hardest working man in showbiz right now. and lord knows i love the scott/crowe combo. it's going to be EPIC.
bri-face-killa on Feb 4, 2010
Yep - "Gladiator 2" indeed. Sigh, I am not excited...
Hyper on Feb 4, 2010
Dan W on Feb 4, 2010
Still nothing new, eh Ridley?
Mark on Feb 4, 2010
Worked fine in IE. I guess Firefox just wasn't digging it.
Stevo on Feb 4, 2010
Nah... think I'll pass on this. Scott lost the plot years ago, and this just looks like a Braveheart/Gladiator rehash.
Klo on Feb 4, 2010
Keep away from this, you pussies!!!
Ha on Feb 4, 2010
Robin Hood.....in the Super Bowl? people that watch the Super Bowl and sports could probably care less about fantasy stuff like this. But it was still good. Speaking of the Super Bowl... Go New Orleans Saints!!! (Im a Cardinals fan (:)
Kelton on Feb 4, 2010
Wow, what a surprise: more of the usual "ho-hum", "looks boring", "meh...maybe" comments. Every time there's a trailer for an upcoming blockbuster, we always get these comments posted by those who act like their taste are so high, they are above enjoying these movies. It gets old. I think the trailers for Robin Hood have done it justice and I'm not going to pretend I didn't like it. Seeing Crowe back in a role like this is exciting. And frankly, this is what Scott does best if you ask me. Gladiator and the underated Kingdom of Heaven are a couple of his best ones.
jjboldt on Feb 4, 2010
@15 Well said. And don't forget Scott's very first feature "The Duellists". The man is the master of period film as well as Sci-fi.
hong on Feb 4, 2010
This is what I'll be waiting for on the super bowl. ;)John Stamos
John Stamos on Feb 4, 2010
I'll check it out, but it does seem like I already sat thru this a few times already. Crowe, Blanchett, Strong = Pretty good cast.
People's Champ on Feb 4, 2010
I think the Ho Hum comes from the fact that this is yet another Robin Hood flick.
JimD on Feb 5, 2010
can't wait for this,russell crowe is a fine actor,cate blachett is pretty fucking good in her own right & sir ridley scott brilliant alien,blade runner,gladiator,american gangster,body of lies.i definetly will be seeing this.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 5, 2010
In this TV spot for Robin Hood Rusell Crowe seem to playing Robin Hood like shakespeare. It just might be me. I also agree with "1".
Cineprog on Feb 5, 2010
I just have to quote bri-face-killa at #7": "i'm just glad we can finally see MARK STRONG in the trailer; hardest working man in showbiz right now. and lord knows i love the scott/crowe combo. it's going to be EPIC." Couldn't have said it better.
weetiger3 on Feb 5, 2010
this looks like a GREAT action/period film. it's a definite watch. blanchett, stong and crowe - how can you go wrong.
beavis on Feb 5, 2010
#15 - Thank You! Very well said and absolutly correct! This looks amazing and will be another Ridley epic! I'm so sick the Gladiator comparisons, looks nothing like it. The storys and time periods are completely different for one thing. If any similarity must be made, Braveheart. Think some people just come to these sites and want to post negative comments.
K on Feb 5, 2010
Really i don't understand the comparison with Gladiator, neither with kingdom of heaven(very underrated regarding the director cut), the trailer looks amazing and i wait for many time a more serious aproach to robin hood history
Nuno on Feb 5, 2010
#9,10,12 especially, what a trio of muppets go watch a kids film. You probably thought the dialogue for Avatar was great. Robin Hood looks nothing like Gladiator, it is set in the same time period as Kingdom of Heaven. Ridley Scott nothing new!!! His films are more diverse than any director currently working. Can't wait to see this. Hopefully it will garner some oscar nods after American Gangster was disgracefully ignored. If Avater is up for best film with bad acting dire dialogue and borrowd storyline anythings possible.
macatae on Feb 5, 2010
#15 - Have you ever thought comments such as 'looks boring' 'meh maybe' have been said because the trailer might, just might, actually look boring to the poster? You could easily turn it around and say there are peeps who find anything amazing and come out with comments such as 'Can't wait to see this' 'This looks amazing' etc etc, easily pleased much? Don't see why there is the need to dig on people who post 'negative' comments, it's just their opinion based on what they've seen. And in my opinion, it does look like Gladiator except with bows and arrows.
Ravster on Feb 5, 2010
If it's Gladiator with bows and arrows I will be a very happy man :o)
peloquin on Feb 5, 2010
Robin Hood was a Gladiator?
Brandon on Feb 5, 2010
HOLY SH!T! Scott, Russel Crow, action, and a action story of darker times.......how do you guys do it? The negative comparisons to Gladiator over and over, you are all pure geniuses! Lots of movies have the same tones and premises, this does not make it bad! & when the f@#k did a Gladiator comparison become a bad thing? News Flash u dumb Mother F@#kers: Scott has produced and directed a beautiful array of dark griddy action movies in all different time lines! He is a genius in this genre and others. Check it out http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/ Stick to your Men in Tights VHS tape and SHUT THE F@#K UP! Oh yeah, it looks good can't wait!
I am Ron Burgundy? on Feb 5, 2010
looks like a mixture of braveheart and king aurther uuuuuhhhhh cant hollywood come up with an origanal story for once????
N. on Feb 5, 2010
meh ill stick with the Disney version
DoomCanoe on Feb 5, 2010
If I didn't already know this was Robin Hood, I totally wouldn't have known from that trailer. Looks like a run of the mill action movie; nothing screaming Robin Hood about it to me. Disappointing. They might have done better with keeping it more in vein with the BBC version.
Emma on Feb 6, 2010
fail.com , Another troy incoming
doesnt materr on Feb 7, 2010
Did anybody notice that shot of the boat in the ocean is actually a shot of Jeff Bridges' boat The Albatross from "White Squall". he he he
BobtheFish on Feb 7, 2010
The only thing Ridley Scott is doing wrong is aging... this sad fact limits the length of time he will be making brilliant movies. Never a bad one.
Savage on Feb 9, 2010
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