I was thoroughly warned off this movie. 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. Horrible reviews on Stardust. And I nearly avoided it too. I had it on my schedule for Thanksgiving Saturday, but then opted to stay home in giraffe pajamas with a jigsaw puzzle and my box of Black Friday(ish) movie aquisitions. Still, I was stubborn. I was too curious about this movie, and Taron Egerton looked way too hot (esp that moment in the trailer when he shoots the arrow without looking). So I spent my Tuesday night with the bad food and surly waiters of the AMC Dine In.
Do I need to explain the premise of Robin Hood? Rob from the rich and give to the poor and all that. Was this movie anything new? Absolutely not. It was thin and cliche and cheesy and half assed and unoriginal. Plus Jamie Foxx’s Little John couldn’t decide on an accent. what I later learned was a an artistic choice for the costumes to look 1/3 period, 1/3 current, 1/3 futuristic looked like a hot mess. But you know what? I kinda didn’t care. Nope, I did not hate this movie. Hell, I even enjoyed it.
Yes, it’s terrible quality, but it was still a lot of fun to watch. Basically, all I wanted out of this was a high adrenaline Guy Ritchie rip off (did anyone other than me like King Arthur last year?) that was pleasant to look at. That’s exactly what I got, and at that time, that was enough. But if that doesn’t sound like enough to you, then approach with extreme caution, if you dare approach at all.
Robin Hood – \m/ \m/ \m/