Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Robin Hood

In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. "Robin Hood" chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
Oscar Issac as the Tyrant King John... I just loved his
performance. He wins the Bad Guy of the Year Award ;p
I'm out of whack this week.... a lot on my mind which I will write about later....but to distract myself I spent a lot of time occupying myself out of my reality by reading or going to the movies... Among the movies I watched this week was Robin Hood... Not the Mythology you'll be expecting to watch... Robin Longstride (Russle Crow) wont be stealing from the rich and distributing to the poor... or seeing him doning a disguise and competing in an archery contest... or fighting with Little John on the river.... No... it is the actual story of Robin Longstride (Which I remember reading about in High school) a man who fought in the Crusade with King Richard the Lion Heart. Upon returning back to England and heading to the Loxely's, for Robin Longstride it was all about self preservation. Anyway... Fahad was confused... he didn't know the actual story. I was also confused in the beginning until I understood it was about the actual story and not the legend. Still the movie could have been better. What I loved about the movie and felt them very real were the bad guys! The Tyrant King John who loved his taxes and he was short enough to suffer from a Napoleon Complex which I totally loved!!! Also sinister Godfery, King John's right hand, who betrayed him by secretly collaborating with King Phillip of France. Not a memorable movie... but I will certainly watch it again with Abdulaziz since we are going to learn about Middle Ages this summer, among other movies of course.


  1. ahhhhh! "spoiler aleert"! heheh I thought u would just mention rayich bl filim I'm planning on watching i love the middly ages and wanted to see the new version of the movie..sorry magaraita khift ahawin:P btw tara i have this post dedicated to u! u havent read?

  2. I love middle ages too :) I love History in general... which post is dedicate to me?