This was a interesting take on Robin Hood, and you know what I didn’t hate it. So I really don’t agree with the rotten tomatoes score. I wasn’t thrilled with it, but it surely wasn’t a “15%” movie. The audience score was better, and that I agree with more. I was entertained and it kept my attention for the full length of the movie. I wasn’t going into this movie thinking that it was going to be the greatest thing and go into my top ten movies, but it did its job of being entertaining and I liked it.
The first thing that really liked was the actors in this movie. I thought they did a good job portraying them and diving into the characters psyche. It also looked like the actors all got along with each other. I must also admit that I really enjoyed Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Jamie Dornan were all in this movie… they are just nice to look at.
The other aspect of the film that I liked was the way that the story was told. It was different than past Robin Hoods. It was grittier with more up close action. I do also appreciate that they showed Robin in the Crusades, giving him more backstory into becoming the thief we know and love. I am also happy that they put some humor and some banter in the movie.
There were a few things that I did have problems with. There was, I thought a few pacing issues. I also wished that we had the chance for him to steal more from the sheriff and the rich. We didn’t get a chance for us to really see the character growing fully to his potential. I wanted to see more and learn from about some of the characters. Like what was the issue with WIll and why his he so hesitant about doing what is needed to be done? I want these things explained to me, please! Slight spoiler… but I didn’t like that the bad guy (besides the sheriff) was not who I thought it was, and that person wasn’t in the original story.
Overall I did enjoy the movie and would see it again. I won’t actively reach for it, but when in the mood perhaps it will come of the movie shelf.
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-The Film Chick 🙂