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Robin Hood Movie Review

Robin Hood is a 2018 American actionadventure film directed by Otto Bathurst and because there’s so many movies called Robin Hood now so I have to differentiate them. This one stars  Taron Egerton as rob because that’s what they call him throughout most of the movie.

As the guy who steals from the rich and gives to the poor and he doesn’t like the sheriff of Nottingham, played by Ben Mendelsohn because he’s a big fat jerk. And Jamie Foxx plays Little John, who trains robin teaches him how to be really cool with the arrows and he gives him an outfit looks like it was bought at the mall.

And Marian is in the film to of course because she’s the girl and she has to be the girl. This movie was really bad. I can’t believe how bad this film was. I  really didn’t have much anticipation for it, so it’s not that surprising.

I have not been this bothered by complete incompetence in a long time. Because there’s really no good decisions being made in this movie. Almost every performance you know what every performance really it is not very good.

Ben Mendelsohn who is playing another villain is very one notes as the sheriff of Nottingham. He yells a locked in talks about Robin Hood “you’re gonna find Robin Hood is going to get all my money robin “. 

Jamie Foxx who I usually love is really over the top in this role and he provides a lot of unintentional comedy unfortunately as does a lot of the film. There’s one scene where he’s talking to somebody who wants to kill any takes his hand he liked grabs his chest really hard and  I was like it’s like OMG!.

I tried really hard not to laugh in the movie because there was a whole bunch of people there and no one else is laughing. No one laughed during the scenes that were supposed to be funny either.

Friar tuck pops a lot of jokes in the movie and none of them lands. They’re totally off-key. Let’s talk about Taron Egerton who plays the lead role. I liked him quite a bit in the king’s men.

And obviously he’s a talented actor as are basically everyone in this movie. I mean I’ve seen every single person in this film great and other projects. Taron Egerton is not ideally cast here. I think this wasn’t really the role for him.

Kevin Costner or a Russell Crowe even I can Sir Errol Flynn considerably better robin hoods. but this brings me to my main issue with the film. Who directed these actors ?.  Who got these performances?.

Because everyone in this movie is bad and everyone in this movie is an excellent actor. I don’t know what happened. This is a train wreck. I was bored within 40 minutes. I wanted to leave but I watch the whole thing. Right down to the ending that sets up a sequel.

For some reason, that if it ever happens, I’d be shocked. I can’t imagine them ever making more of these at least in this round. They just made one  8 years ago. I mean since 2009 There’s been two Robin Hood movies called Robin Hood.

What’s happening! quit making these people into superheroes. This is definitely a superhero movie. He runs around any jumps in slow motion and he goes really fast like legless.

And there’s 300 style editing. You know when the legend of Hercules came out that really terrible movie and like what was a 2014. I thought to myself this is gonna be the last time we ever see a 300 gladiator rip off.

Four years later, we have yet another one of those movies where people run and then get really slow and then jump and get really fat and then slow again like I can’t believe that’s the choice is that that is being made here.

That it’s incomprehensible sometimes what’s happening there so much like C. GI flying around Aeros or like whizzing by every 2 seconds. People have like machine gun bow and arrows.

The narration 2, was hilarious. It opens with friar tuck basically talking to us and he’s like this is in the story you’re used to seeing. I was like “Oh! is fried tuck talking to 2018 US”. Maybe the loop around to make it make sense at the end but they don’t. It’s just a narration.

The very least this film could do is have action scenes that were exciting and and you can’t even do that. The characters are insanely dolled. The plotting is just murky things are happening in the background constantly with the church and with the sheriff and you don’t care about any of it. You don’t give a shit about anything that’s going on.

There’s a romantic love triangle of course because that’s what we really need in a movie like this. Let’s talk about Marian for a second. She looks like she’s in MTV music video for most of this movie. Constantly revealing outfits.

She supposed to be in a poverty-stricken town where everyone’s got no money and people are you know starving. But she looks like she’s on the cover of Vogue for the majority of the film, so that’s great

I have to be honest if I was the studio. I would have looked at this film and said: “It’s a loss scrap it, Put in the recycle bin right-click. Empty trash”. This version of Robinhood is embarrassing.

The costumes are embarrassing. The performances are embarrassing. The special effects holy shit. There’s a green screen sequence with horses. I loved it. I loved it. I thought it was so funny, mind-blowing.

And again I must say like all these embarrassing elements, I’m positive the visual effects artist who worked on this film, our incredible at their craft. I’m positive that these actors are all very good actors.

What happened that made everything about this movie horrible. It doesn’t even look good. Like the color choices, it is gray-brown and it’s just gross looking. Everything about the movie. I don’t understand what happened.

I really don’t get how so much money can be thrown at our project and literally like dominoes. They all just topple in every single element of the film is a complete failure. Robin Hood is a really bad movie. But at the same time, it’s really not that surprising because none of the trailers look good and I just really have no idea what happened here.

I’m going to give Robin Hood an F.

Yeah don’t see this one.  Just skip it. Ok, thank you so much as always for reading my Robin Hood movie review. look forward to more really soon. See you next time.

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