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Robin Hood: Extended Director's Cut (2010) (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett & Danny Huston

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  If you like Gladiator...?

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Firstly, if you want to see this film because you liked Gladiator then click buy now. You wont be disappointed. I will admit, I know very little of the Robin Hood story, so for me to judge this film on it being unfaithful or a very lose interpretation of the stories wouldn't be right. I am basing my review solely on the quality of the film. The action sequences, the acting and the sheer entertainment value are top notch. For both Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, its their best film since Gadiator.

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  Robin Hood is as hard as nails and a bit on the serious side

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Robin Hood is the 3rd film director "Ridley Scott" and actor "Russell Crowe" have done together with the other 2 films being "Gladiator" and "American Gangster]". The Blu-ray transfar is most excellent with it's stunning scenery throughout the film. "Russell Crowe" plays Robin Hood in a similar way to what he acted as the Roman general Maximus in Gladiator. "Cate Blanchett" who starred in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy makes a perfect Lady Marion and is very spirited. "Ridley Scott" has a great eye for detail and the battle scenes are done brilliantly. I like the way this film shows you how Robin Hood fraught in the holy wars and becomes an outlaw hero. Overall Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves is more fun and the better film for it but this is still a very good version of our very own hero Robin Hood.

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  Please let there be a sequal

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Have just finished watching this movie on Blu-ray and can not praise it enough, okay it has decided to be a prequal but so what, you can argue all you want but there are several different versions of the story out there and always have been, first of all no one can confirm Robin existed, then different tales have different backgrounds and some didn't even have Marion or Friar Tuck, I for one loved this movie, the picture quality is amazing, if you have seen Gladiator and the much under rated Kingdom of Heaven you will already know that the battle scenes are in good hands, I liked the way Robin or Robert was on his return from the crusades and as was still part of the kings army fighting his way home, I liked the story and felt connected with the characters enough that when the film ended I wished there was a sequal to watch, this film leads upto and finishes at the point the other stories take over. Is this film worth buying YES I loved it and I hope you will also. will be recomending this to my family and friends.

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  Robin Hood Begins...................

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The 2010 version of Robin Hood has definitely had some mixed reviews along the way, but speaking for myself, when I went to see it in the cinema, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

England - a country near bankrupt, it's men fighting an expensive war in a foreign land, with social division and a large population left skint by ever increasing taxes. Wait a minute, no - it's not 2010, it's actually only 1199 A.D!

Fighting in the army of King Richard in France expert archer Robin Longstride (Crowe) ends up (through various early script gymnastics) returning to England with three comrades to report both the death of the King and to return the family sword of Robert of Locksley to Nottingham and Robert's father and wife Maid Marion (Max Von Sydow and Cate Blanchett). Once there, through a couple more script contortions he and his men remain in Nottingham to fight against some local injustices and also perhaps a greater threat to England herself.

Although the film does certainly take a good 40 minutes or so to set up all it's strands (there's probably a lot of cut material from this section as the result does feel a little clunky in places) and then begin to weave them together once it does get itself into high gear what emerges is actually a very entertaining, lavishly produced and expertly marshalled epic story filled with great performances, battles, witty dialogue, and oddly relevant themes about the relationship between the people of a country and those who lead them and in fact the story also (with some usual historical errors notwithstanding) actually weaves neatly (if not perhaps seamlessly) into the rough history and context of England prior to a certain document of 1215.

Of course, Scott and Crowe have done this before with Gladiator but this isn't quite the simple 'Gladiator 2' even I thought it would be from trailers before I saw it. It's an origin story instead with several notable characters (including the famous Sheriff of Nottingham) not really featuring as much as one would expect. Russell Crowe (yes, the accent is a bit wobbly but at least he tried) is the most commanding he's been in a while and his relationship with Blanchett is nicely developed and Scott himself can marshall this kind of massive project with seeming ease.

There was clearly always a longer edit of Robin Hood out there other than the theatrical one - it's Ridley Scott after all!! And as such it's not the least bit surprising that this is a Director's Cut which Blu-Ray will make look suitably impressive!

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  Robin Hood

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If they're going to keep to the bare minimum of the background and the legendary adventures of Robin and his band of outlaws then why do they bother to use his name? They use that to try to drag folks along to watch it who have an affinity with the story. This stunt is used frequently with stories on films from long ago. I generally come out of the cinema feeling cheated.
i.e. The Flight of the Phoenix - Captains Courageous - Stagecoach etc.
There was no reason why they didn't think up a different name altogether.

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  Not so much Robin Hood , rather a ridley Scott movie

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First of all, this is not your classic Robin Hood tale , no merry men , no Sherwood Forest , Robin is not a Lords son , so the history has been played with , and to be honest it's an interesting take on it .

The action is very well done, if you liked Kingdom Of Heaven , you'll love these battle scenes , the acting is , as expected from Ridley's movies, top notch

This though , got a lot of negative press because i don' t think it is a movie aimed at a younger audience, it does need your attention , it takes you on a journey , this is not a wham bam thank you maam film by any stretch

In short this film is epic , it not the same tale as every other Robin Hood and I can't wait to get hold of this film

  A different take on an old classic

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The film itself is based around the events at the end of King Richards crusade, this is not your typical men in the hood style of Robin Hood film and focuses more the the returning to england and events that unfold there after. Don't let that put you off because it is still a good watch with a fair amount of action throughout.

The pairing up of Crowe and Scott is a welcome one but don't go expecting this to be Gladiator because its not, the film captures the unfolding of events in a different perspective to what I have seen in other Robin Hood films (Reynolds/Costners Robin Hood) and feels more "real" then previous installments.

If you a fan of England's most known protagonist or action/adventure films set in the middle ages then you will enjoy this film.

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  Average Entertainment

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To be honest, i wasn't to keen on this movie, but was dragged along.
Generally when this happens the movie turns out to be good, as the expectation is low.
Sadly not on this occassion. The film did not bring anything new to the Medieval War type of movie genre.
Pretty Run of the Mill Summer Blockbuster, well made, well directed with Solid Central performances by
Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
The always awesome Mark Strong was completly wasted though.

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  Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.

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Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe join forces once more to tell the story of one of England's most legendary figures before he became an outlaw. Don't expect to see Robin and his merry men as this movie couldn't be more different, and it's all the better for it. Crowe gives a superb performance as Robin (he's to be commended for a decent northern accent too, legend has it that Hood came from Yorkshire not Nottingham). Cate Blanchett is also fantastic as Marion who is certainly no slouch when the fighting gets underway. Special mention must also go to Mark Strong who puts in a fine performance as the principle bad guy of the story. If you want to see how Robin Longstride became the legendary Robin Hood then watch Scott's epic film you won't regret it.

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