I don’t care about Robin Hood as a character. I think it’s important to put that out on front street. Like the tale of King Arthur, it’s a story that’s been utilized far too often in Hollywood, and I’ve grown weary of seeing them trying to reinterpret it in countless different ways, and when it was announced they’d be doing it yet again, I was ready to write this one off.
The trailer dropped earlier today for the new take on the character, and against all my instincts, I clicked that linked and watched it. And the verdict is…I don’t hate it. For starters, I really enjoy that they’re running with the “noble-born Robin Hood” angle. In this day of superheroes, having there be more of an alter ego angle with this really helps to make the character feel a bit like Oliver Queen in the CW’s Arrow and Batman.
Secondly, I’m really enjoying the choreography, and the intense manner Egerton is firing off those arrows. It’s hard-lined and rough, and in some ways makes me think of how I felt upon seeing Daniel Craig’s James Bond for the first time. Now the big question is whether or not other viewers (like you) will agree with me.
The official synopsis for Robin Hood is below:
“Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.”
What did you think of this new trailer? Was it enough to make you less exhausted by the fact that it’s another Robin Hood movie? Let us know down below!
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