In 2018, we’ve seen some good things, some bad things, and many that were somewhere in between. As we get ready to celebrate the year with our official rankings of everything that was good and terrible in movies, TV, comics, and beyond, we thought we’d start by fixing some of those things!
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I don’t care that Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood played so fast and loose with history it basically exists in an alternate universe. On the contrary, it was one of the things I enjoyed the most about it. The movie was great when it was just having a good time, instead of trying too hard to make us take it seriously. But the historical inaccuracy, while not a deal breaker, is still something to discuss. And make fun of.
Robin Hood is a delightful disaster, a movie that would've been a fun ride if only it hadn't taken itself so seriously. But the ending, which teases a sequel that will likely never come, is another evil entirely.
The legend of Robin Hood has been around since the 15th century, possibly even earlier, and is still as popular as ever. As Hollywood rolls out a “gritty” take on the story this week, there’s no better time to recall our other favourite versions that took a deliberately non-traditional approach to the classic tale.
There’s a good movie in Robin Hood somewhere, hidden underneath that hood. Actually, I take that back—not a good movie, but a fun one. A film that coasts on Taron Egerton’s undeniable charisma, lets Ben Mendelsohn’s teeth rot from too much scenery chewing, and doesn’t care about the fact that it’s so historically inaccurate it exists outside of time itself. I wanted so much for Robin Hood to be that movie. It is not that movie.
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The trailers for the new Robin Hood movie feature archery stunts that appear to have some heavy CGI assistance. But, according to a new video released by Robin Hood’s archery consultant, Lars Andersen, many of those seemingly impossible stunts were not only real, but also pulled from history.
However, there are a few reasons to call that claim into question. Are y’all ready for some archery drama?
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Video: In order to differentiate it from the countless other Robin Hood adaptations, Lionsgate decided to go in a decidedly more modern direction for director Otto Bathurst’s upcoming movie starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx. Sort of.
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The first in the sea of Robin Hood movies that are on the way, Otto Bathurst's Robin Hood, starring Kingsman's Taron Egerton, has dropped its first trailer. And honestly, for all the changes to the setting and style you'd usually expect, the biggest concern we have is that... for a guy known for using a bow and arrow, he seems like he sucks at it?
New photos are out for the latest iteration of the classic (and public domain!) story of Robin Hood. The 2018 version, directed by Otto Bathurst, promises to be a "gritty" retelling of the traditional tale... complete with assault rifle-esque bows and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, whose wardrobe is straight out of a space opera.