Robin Hood 2010 review. Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe is a British American adventure movie that is based on the legend of Robin Hood of course. The movie is directed by Ridely Scott and it was released on 12th May, 2010 in 12 countries including Ireland and UK. In the following days, the movie was released in 23 other countries including Canada, USA and Australia.
As compared to the adventures of Robin Hood released in 1938, in the 2010 movie version there is no sword playing for swinging from the chandeliers. The character of Russell Crowe in the movie is much similar to that portrayed in Robin and Marin (1976) – film directed by Richard Lester.
Robin in this movie is one of the bowmen of the King Richard Lionheart’s army who is laying siege to some French castle. When the king falls in a battle with France, Robin and his companions escape and come across a circle of knights of the king that have been ambushed by an English traitor and some Frenchmen. Robin then encounters Sir Robert Locksley who is dying and he promises he would return his sword to his father who is in Nottingham. They reached in Nottingham disguised as knights. A blind person Sir Walter Locksley asks Robin to pretend to be his son and husband of Lady Marion. King John imposed heavy tax on the northern territories. It is then discovered that Godfrey is in cahoots with the French king after which French invade. Robin and his friends take the action and step ahead to protect the town.
In the end, instead of a thief, robin proves himself to be a theorist and an inventor of the Magna Carta along with being a patriot of Lionheart. His role is not typical, stealing from the rich and giving it to the poor. But what he actually demands is the right of people in the laws.
Robin Hood Cast
Russell Crowe as Robin Hood
Cate Blanchett as Marion
Max von Sydow as Old Loxley
William Hurt as William Marshal
Mark Strong as Godfrey
Oscar Isaac as King John Lackland
Danny Huston as King Richard Lionheart
Robin Hood Review
The film got an average rating. Russell Crowe was however criticized for his varying accent during the entire film. There were hints of Irish in his accent. The film was also criticized for its historical inaccuracies. Richard Lionheart came 7 years earlier from the Holy land but the movie showed a different story.
Robin Hood Trailer