Robin Hood (2018)
Critic Consensus: Robin Hood robs from rich source material, but is ultimately just another poor attempt to needlessly gussy up a classic tale with amped-up action and modern special effects.
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Critic Reviews for Robin Hood
It's silly stuff, so insubstantial that even after any vicarious thrills over the medieval one percent getting shafted, the viewer is likely to feel he or she is the one being fleeced.
It's all tongue-in-cheek nonsense, but executed with flair and verve by debut feature director Otto Bathurst.
While it plays fast and loose with loaded political iconography, this Robin Hood has brought a whole new dimension to this age-old tale.
Hey ... it's almost as if they're stealing our money and selling it right back to us by way of another thoughtless capitalistic Robin Hood remount.
It's far from the first Robin Hood film, it almost certainly won't be the last, but it'll take a concerted effort from future generations to overtake it as the worst.
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Otto Bathurst's "Robin Hood" is proof there's no story Hollywood can't ruin with a big enough budget.
Interesting enough, there are those who find this latest outing of the titular forest bandit, err, too modern. But by now there has been a "Robin Hood" movie for every generation since 1922 (that's Douglas Fairbanks kiddies), and the gist has always been the same: while those in power are attempting a power land grab out in the Middle East, those of the second tier remaining at home and purportedly holding things down decide to grab the pie for themselves. Into the fray steps the outlaw Lord - a man of the elite landed gentry yet with a heart for the ragamuffin peasants - to maintain the status quo! Hurrah! This version is indeed a modern take, but that, in and of itself, does not make it "less than". Far from it. This has got its own style and dash, just as they all have had, only this one's for another generation. Hurrah!
Robin Hood has been dumbed down to an action packed CGI fuelled film that borrows heavily from every successful action franchise you can think of. There's a bit of Fast and Furious, Star Wars, Marvel Superhero, Lord of the Rings. Just imagine a combination of Hawkeye and Legolas, and some "diversity" to make it palatable for the modern audience. Forgettable, and despite the charm of Taron Egerton, this is an epic fail.
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