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The Super Bowl Ad For Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD...

Merrick here...
You can find an HD version of the below embed at Yahoo Movies (HERE).
Is that dude asking Russell "Are you ready to be who you are?" If so, I get what they're going for there...but the question feels a little dopey. Not to mention loaded...
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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Denty420

    Still looks Gladiatorial. I thought it was all about robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, not battles on the coast. Oh well....

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I'm not ready to be what I'm not!

    by ricarleite2

    But I am sort of prepared to try to be something I wanted to be once, as a kid.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by LawrenceOfArcadia

    Not sold on it just yet. Hopefully it'll be a fun film. Looks OK, but I suppose it's a bit too similar to what Ridley has been giving us for some time.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Robin Hood should be a robbing hood.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    That's not to say...

    by Denty420

    that I won't see it. I like Russell's Nottingham accent by the way!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Crowe is definitely

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Fightin' round the world.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    I don't really feel jazzed at all, to see this.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    “Are you ready to be who you are?”

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    If that gets asked in a Terrence Malick film, you’d get an entirely different outcome. Crowe would have to wander among the trees for 15-20 minutes before answering and his reply would be something like, “how can I not be the man that I am?” Swell music.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Still not sure what to think of it...

    by Pitofbenders

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Liked it better when it was called Braveheart...

    by blackmantis

    ...or Gladiator, or Troy, or Kingdom of Heaven, or just about any sword and shield epic of the last 15 years.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Will Crowe use a Spanish accent for Robin Hood?

    by YackBacker

    Seeing how he used an English/Australian blend for Maximus Decimus Meridius, it's only fair that he balance that shit out in this movie.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Troy is like

    by master_of_realty

    an Eddie Murphy houseburger compared the steakburgers of the other three movies you mentioned.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Next year: Russell Crowe as Zorro.

    by Royston Lodge

    The year after that, Russell Crowe as George Washington?<p> And after that, Russell Crowe as Juan Peron?<p> And after that, Russell Crowe as Fidel Castro?<p> And after that, Russell Crowe as Simon Bolivar?<p> And after that, Russell Crowe as Oliver Cromwell?<p> And after that, etc...

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Zero excitement or anticipation for this...

    by vettebro


  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I could care less about this. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but get all excited imagining them giving us the exact same film after turning all the characters into the Diesney version animals via CGI.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    "Every time they make a Robin 'ood movie,...

    by BLEST

    ..they burn our village down!"<p>Not sure about this one, I'll probably rent it.<p>@seymour, true that Troy is not on the Braveheart/Glatiator level, but it's schmaltzy fun. I like Pitt and Bana's fight in that film!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    not much love for kevin smith

    by thinboyslim.

    where's the red band cop out trailer talkback?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by MonkMayfair

    None of those Men look particularly Merry.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    That's Why I Love Geeks!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Geek 1: "Hey! Oscar nominees Ridley Scott and Brian Helgeland made a ROBIN HOOD movie with Oscar winners Russell Crowe & Cate Blanchett!<br /><br />Geek 2: "Meh."<br /><br />Geek 1: "Hey! The Dude and Capt Sheridan from Babylon 5 made a sequel to a video game movie that flopped almost 30 years ago!"<br /><br />Geek 2: Begins Furiously Masturbating.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by ScaryWaitress

    You know, Robin Hood was a little story about a guy who didn't want to pay taxes, and didn't think anyone else should either... and the whole thing snowballed. This makes it look like overthrowing the King was the whole idea. <P> Horseshit. <P> Russell Crowe is reprising his Gladiator role nicely, though... which I will, admittedly, pay to see again. Haters, step off.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Another historical epic from Ridley Scott- I'm there. <p> I love that low-angle shot of the wolf walking through all the dead bodies. That was quite striking.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Sorry, I refuse to "step off"

    by MR. MURDOCH

    And if merely recognizing that this thing looks WAY too similar to GLADIATOR makes me a "hater," then so be it. If any other director was doing this, people would be screaming "RIP-OFF", but the fact that Scott is doing this almost makes it more insulting! I'm surprised Crowe went along with this considering how similar it looks to have ended up. Then again, I guess one of Crowe's only real genuine "hits" was indeed GLADIATOR, so he probably figures, stick with Scott, "it's worth a shot." I don't know, none of this is thrilling me... I was much more interested in the early concept they had, when the Sheriff/Robin Hood were the SAME GUY, and it was called "NOTTINGHAM."

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Modern slant

    by Grand Moff Toht

    I absolutely despise the pandering to modern sensibilities that most movies set in medieval times seem to go in for. Kingdom of Heaven, Braveheart, now this. All movies that look splendid, sure; they have battle and spectacle enough. But the lead characters in these movies, what they say and what their beliefs are, do not resemble anything I've ever read about in history. Just more "guy from the lower class is more virtuous than decadent upper class villains and fights the good fight against upper class oppression" class warfare nonsense mixed in with "freedom" for Braveheart, "liberty" in this Robin Hood or "all religions are the same" and "all of you have it in you to be knights" from Kingdom of Heaven. Bah! Nonsense. If they made a movie depicting what people living in the middle ages actually believed and spoke, none of us moderns would like it or be able to sympathize with the characters. Those were brutal times when people who were very religious, superstitious, and illiterate, and who lived constantly in the shadow of death in its many forms, scratched an existence off the land while trying to stay out of the way of the constantly feuding nobility and royalty. Also, I'm tired of ahistorical woman warriors. Yeah, there were a few in Europe. Joan of Arc, etc. Ok, fine. But the constant inclusion of women as warriors in movies is just a crutch for filmmakers who want their product to appeal to another demographic, so more audience members will feel included, not left out of the fun. The one good thing about Robin Hood that I can see from this trailer is the return of Max von Sydow, the ageless one. That man has looked the same in movies since the 1950s. Ageless. You may fire when ready.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST


    by D o o d

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Live-action CGI/animatronic animals as Robin Hood...

    by D.Vader

    That... would be quite amazing.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Before there was a Boston Tea Party, there was Robin Hood!

    by Thanos0145

    Ridley Scott would've been better off making an Alien sequel.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by lotharius3rd1118

    I gotta say that that looks pretty cool. That castle siege scene is gonna rock our collective asses.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Eh test screenings say this is mediocre

    by TheWaqman

    I think Ridley Scott lost his newfound mojo after Fox fucked him with Kingdom of Heaven: Murdoch's theatrical cut.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Modern Slant II

    by malcolm_mccallum

    Why is it important to remove ahistorical modernist sentiment from movies set in historical times? Because that's the fuckin' point or a historical story. It is not about tights and swords and violence. It is about setting a story in a world where characters had different beliefs and perceptions so that we can better explore our own views. For example, Robin Hood was not fighting for freedom. He was an insurgent guerrilla fighter/ assymetrical warrior/bandit warlord who was initially fighting to oppose an unjust law. He never doubted the right of the Normans to rule England, nor did he imagine any idea like freedom in a feudal world. He believed that the wealthy and powerful had an obligation to the poor and impotent, a thought that was near universally believed then but is unable to be articulated now because it gets shrouded in notions of democracy and freedom. As the story progressed, he committed himself to fighting for one Norman 'tyrant' (Richard) over another (John) because society has to have rulers and peasants have to be ruled and rulers are good and wise and capable and peasants are meek and ignorant, and weak. That's just the way it was... and still is.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    No Azeem = no me.

    by davidwebb

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Why did God paint you?

    by loafroaster

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    This movie........0-('.'Q)

    by mattforce7

    looks so lame. Nothing is redeeming aside from Blanchett.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    "You whine like a're still alive!"

    by BLEST

    "Did God paint you?"<p>"Did God paint me?!?....for certain."<p>"Why?"<p>"Because Allah, loves wonderous variety."<p>EPIC WIN. <p>That will always be the Robin Hood movie for me. A little flawed, a little cheezy, but it's got one of my favorite Morgan Freeman performances, Christain Slater actually not sucking, and Alan Rickman FTW.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Every year there should be a Russel Crowe film with...

    by ricarleite2

    ... bloody sword and bows medieval-esque gritty battles take place at the woods with a Wagner inspired soundtrack.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Regarding modern sensibility

    by Sithtastic

    Ah yes, "liberty" loving Robin Hood...whatever. I must concur with the prior poster that adding this type of subtext (Robin Hood as political revolutionary rather than mythical outlaw turned peasant hero) might make it interesting to those unfamiliar with the actual story, but then again, given the sheer amount of translation to which this story has lent itself over the years, I expect to be outnumbered by people more interested in this than the original story. While that may very well be a shame, I still delight in watching Russel Crowe wade through stacks of curdboard cutout Nottingham I guess I'm in.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    the older my old man became

    by ieatgarbage

    the less he beat me.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I don't know about anybody else...

    by blackwood

    ...but I am TOTALLY ready to switch to Gilette Fusion.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    One good thing about Troy

    by Adelai Niska

    It stopped Wolfgang Peterson from making a terrible Batman VS Superman movie that would have buried both franchises (at least based on my reading of the "Lois is divorcing Superman off camera/ Batman is a widower" script). We got Batman Begins instead. So thank Troy for that.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    The Greatest Tragedy of it all

    by malcolm_mccallum

    A younger Ridley Scott directed The Duellists which still stands as one of the most intelligent, sensitive historical dramas. It is an example of how to show foreign, historical sensibilities, give respect to them, but to use that to show something about the universal condition. Have we forever lost that Ridley Scott? Even Blade Runner was about respecting and exploring the viewpoint of a people out of our time and sensibilities.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I feel like I've already seem this film

    by sansara07

    Sword fight, wooden exposition, sword fight, wooden exposition, sword fight, love scene, big sword fight. But I'm still gonna watch it cos it's RIDLEY FRIGGIN' SCOTT! Suck it Cameron fans.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to fun?

    by Sparksy

    I want to see a Robin Hood movie with some charisma and balls. I do not want to see this.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    "Before Sherwood Forest" Does Maximus plant the forest?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Scott and Crowe need to just fuck and get it over with.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    But this does look pretty damn good, you could count me in for most films of this era. The Last Legion however can go suck a cawk.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    HMMMMMMMM.......It's offical.I have decided to rent this! Sorry Ridley...but you and Crowe just got to DO something different.If you get him in shape, I'd recommend SOME sort of sci-fi ensemble piece.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Ridely Scott is great but....

    by Jabroni

    Is this necessary? Am I guess I am the only one left that enjoyed the Costner version. In a bizarro world I wish for less remakes of everything and throw some new original stories out there. Are we to believe that the only thing that Ridley Scott has on his plate are Alien and Robin Hood redo's? WHY ARE WE SO EASILY ENTERTAINED BY WATCHING THE SAME STORIES OVER AND OVER????

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood: Prince of Slogans

    by SlimButNotreally

    Seriously, is this movie just a collection of lame one-liners?<BR><BR>They even have the "you are your fathers son" line in there....yeah, there's some creative writing! havent heard that in 600 other movies! I think that one was even used in FLICKA.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Stop spoiling ads AICN!

    by Orionsangels

    You do this shit every year! Leave some surprises!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I guess Robin Hood is part of the Sonicare Revolution

    by AzulTool

    He goes in for a cleaning every 6 months on the dot.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Russ sounds like

    by alan_poon

    Michael Palin's character in The Holy Grail whose castle was built on a swamp.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I declare him an OUTLAAAAAAAWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    by cgih8r

    the only thing I like about this trailer is that there is no CGI in it! Ridley Scott always has great visuals, but his story telling has been pretty dull lately (Body of Lies, Kingdom of Heaven). I don't know how to describe it other than to say his movies seem to take themselves more seriously than they deserve to. Like they are wannabe epics that rely too heavily on the superficial?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Sparksy, they made that Robin Hood movie

    by BLEST

    It has Kevin Costner in it. :o)<p> @Jabroni: I don't think you're the only one. On this TB and on any other Robin Hood ones, people come outta the woodwork with quotes and scenes from Prince of Theives. <p>That one and the "oodilolli" cartoon version are all that I need. (but I'll check this one on dvd for fun)

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    you can't top the Costner version

    by cgih8r

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Max von Sydow

    by Zufall he playing an old knight from the Crusades? Maybe this is some sort of "Seventh Seal" sequel.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    you are the chosen one, Highlander


    there can be only one. "Heeeere we aaaare... born to be kings, we're the princes of the uuuuuniverrrrse!"

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by happyboy

    take the sticks out of your asses. go see this movie how could this not be entertaining?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Not psyched

    by nightmute

    Shouldn't Ridley be making something visionary? I mean, Alien and Blade Runner still look incredible. Imagine them in 3D. Blade Runner's world almost seems born for the medium, more than any other film yet made. Robin Hood will be solid entertainment, but it feels out of touch somehow. Dammit, Rid, give us what we want! Another vision of the future. Make a William Gibson novel into a movie.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, Haters.....

    by thesinofthesky

    Ridley Scott + Swords and shields = badass. The Director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven is a bloody good epic, and Gladiator is still great, if historically inaccurate. Consider my ass in the seat on opening night for this one.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Fucking Awesome !! GladiatorHood!!!

    by picardsucks

    OUTLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!! This movie will be so fucking awesome!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Why does Maid Marian put on armor?

    by CountryBoy

    I'm weary of this whole politically correct "Women can swordfight and kill just like men!" thing... Let it go, Hollywood.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Also, this looks wholly generic

    by CountryBoy

    I'll see it, in a sort of helpless "It's this weekend's movie..." trance; but it looks completely flat.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Sherwood , m'lady!

    by ZarquonSaves

    Last night I again watched what is without a doubt the best Robin Hood depiction we will ever see, The Adventures of Robin Hood(1938). That is what Robin Hood is all about. -Now i too am against tossing modern sensibilities on historical characters, and the overdone woman-warrior thing; but in this case, I guess there is a precedent -- since in some of the earliest ballads Marian fights Robin to a draw while they are both disguised(and subsequently joins the Merry Men) But then again, Olivia de Havilland was a strong Marian that helped Robin & totally fit within courtly society without raising a sword.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Glad he ate her..?

    by workshed


  • Feb. 5, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Crowe looks way too old for this part

    by Rubiks Doob

    I mean- all of the 'your father was this' talk is for someone in their late teens early twenties, not some guy who's 45. FAIL.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    russell crowe 'n ridley scott startin' revolutions

    by 35MinutesAgo

    pissin' on their legacies in every little way <br> making the same movie for the sixth or seventh time now <br> oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly this looks gay.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST



    This is EXACTLY the same as Gladiator. Seriously WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Max Von Sydow looks exactly the same as and basically looks the same as the Marcus Aerelius character from Gladiator. Crowe looks and acts EXACTLY the same. What is the point? Seriously. A GREAT Robin Hood would have been Orlando Bloom. He looks and totally acts the part. Remember him sword fighting with Jack Sparrow in the first one. He HAS the style and charisma of what I think of when I think of Robin Hood, he even looks like RObin Hood. Crowe??? PFFSHHHHFGHHHHHUHHGHGH

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST



    that is all...

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    orlando bloom has the charisma

    by 35MinutesAgo

    of a sock drawer.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "...I declare him...AN OUTLAW-W-W-W-W!!!"

    by BurnHollywood

    Could be this year's "This is...SPARTA-A-A-A-A!!!" 4chan meme.<p> Anybody else get an Andy Dick, "Medieval Times", CABLE GUY vibe off of that guy?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I'm always game for a well done sword action

    by tomimt

    And as this is a Scott movie it'll be blody as well. But yeah, when does he do The Forever War?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Looks like..

    by MajorFrontbum

    Ridley Scott has found a cure for insomnia!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    It Looks To Self Important To Me, To The Point Of...

    by Media Messiah

    ...self parody!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    That's Too

    by Media Messiah

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I thought Gladiator was crap

    by Mockingbuddha

    Utter Crap. I could never see the love for that movie. I enjoyed Troy, and Kingdom of Heaven was cool because at the end in the theater I could yell out, "Well thank god we're done fighting over that miserable real estate!" and everybody groan at bad joke. That line in the trailer where someone asks if he's ready to be all he can be is terrible but not as bad as RC's answer. Jesus Christ! I wish people would stop telling that fool he can act!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Sorry to hijack a TB, but - the Vanity Fair Rich List

    by chimpjnr

    Am I the only one who is amazed that the three Harry Potter kids were the highest paid actors in Hollywood last year. It blows my mind that the studio didn't get some sort of contract down where they were just 11 years old. They must have had an inkling of what was coming even then.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I LOVE Ridley

    by J.B.M.A.

    But this looks DULL. A rinse/repeat of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven but with less impressive photography. Crowe looks far to old and much less trim than in his Gladiator peformance. For me the best Hood will always be the first couple of seasons of ITV's Robin of Sherwood - fuck Costner. But Mr Scott : aren't there more diverse scripts out there just begging for the Ridley touch?<p>The directors cut of Kingdom of Heaven is a masterpiece though. Anyone who can get a half decent performance out of Bloom deserves praise indeed...

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Grand Moff Toht

    by J.B.M.A.

    You seem hoist by your own petard, to use a suitably period metaphor : railing agianst modernist revisionism, yet fully aware of the reasons for it's existance - "If they made a movie depicting what people living in the middle ages actually believed and spoke, none of us moderns would like it or be able to sympathize with the characters." Well...yeah!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Fattin Hood

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Are you ready to eat who you are?

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Still a fan of Costner's

    by RockMSockM

    I dont care what his accent was, that film was all kinds of entertaining. Guess I'm insane.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    I agree nightmute Ridley needs to stay in the future

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    He was unaparalleled in that field from any other filmmaker, he's in the scifi hall of fame from two movies alone.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Hate to Bring This Up

    by Cobbio

    But Robin Hood never existed. He's a myth, nothing more. He was a fiction created by writers hired by the British King Edward II, a total weakass douchebag, historically speaking, to combat the unrest spread by William Wallace, who was the real Robin Hood, in the years following his death in 1305.<p> That's right. William Wallace was the real Robin Hood.<p> Robin Hood was fictional counter-propaganda designed to take the sting out of Wallace's death and the subsequent widespread unrest. It gave the "hero" title back to the British, instead of allowing the Scots to claim the real title.<p> Look it up. This information is backed up by many sources.<p> And the end result: look how well the British did their job. Everybody knows the fictional Robin Hood. Until "Braveheart," no one knew who William Wallace was.<p> Thanks for re-igniting the 800-year-old bullshit campaign, Ridley Scott. But then again, most of your recent movies have been withering, uninspired dogma.<p> Hope I'm wrong, but "Robin Hood" looks like more of the same.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Is that 'the dude'?

    by Poodinger

    Uhhh. NO !?!?!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Yawn . . . I Gotta Agree With Milkshake


    Zzzzz. I couldn't be less excited. Sorry, Ridley. Should have gone with 'Untitled Alien Prequel'.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by Grand Moff Toht

    The petard's not been made that can hoist me! Guess I just want hardcore medievalism in a movie for once, that's all. Not watered down. I can handle the anachronisms and inaccuracies of some older movies because they had lots of charismatic character actors and real movie stars -- just watch the Errol Flynn Robin Hood for example. I can also enjoy a period movie for what it is if it's really really entertaining. But the anachronistic populist progressive heroes and she-warriors that seem to permeate modern historical movies? Kinda played out for me, that's all. Someone here mentioned Scott's first flick, The Duellists. Perfect example of a period film I liked. True to its time and place. La Reine Margot is another. Unflinching, unapologetic, uncompromising. Barry Lyndon, another. Of course, Excalibur, although that one is not so much historic as mythic (and eccentric). One movie I just thought of that is difficult to watch because of the unrelenting brutality and lack of a clear protaganist is Flesh and Blood. But, certain silliness aside in that film, it really captured what I consider "Old World". And also has some choice full frontal of Jennifer Jason Leigh. Put all sectors on alert.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Costner love

    by Grand Moff Toht

    Really surprised that there's so many Prince of Thieves fans out there. Actually, it's not so surprising, since it was a big money movie in its day. You know what was great about Robin Hood Prince of Thieves? Nuthin. Just kidding. Three reasons I liked that movie -- Mary Elizabeth Mastroantonio, Sean Connery, and Alan Rickman. Three reasons I disliked it -- Kevin Costner is too American, Bryan Adams is Bryan Adams, and the really condescending token role that was tacked on to the story and was a waste of Morgan Freeman's time. Forgot about Christian Slater, his whole subplot really sucked hard. And he's too American. This has gone on too long, I'm going on my weekly binge now. See ya, lads. If you prefer another target, a military target, then name the system.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Get outta town! Really??? Next you'll be telling me water is wet!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    sweet - he's from the midlands!

    by Northerner82

    love the accent!

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Sherwood love

    by Denty420

    Prince of Thieves was okay, but I'll take Robin of Sherwood over it any day. They totally ripped Morgan Freeman's character from the series. Except the series's resident Saracen, Nasir, was not a guy you'd want to fuck with.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by thesinofthesky

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    by thesinofthesky


  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    The're really gearing up In the U.K...

    by moobit

    I'm from Worksop, Nottinghamshire originally-now live in Nottingham. Universal held a large press junket in Thorsby Hall, Worksop yesterday (very expencive country house hotel). Was on train to Worksop to see my family and it was full of Journos leaving invites and script excerts on the tables-interesting stuff...

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST


    by moobit

    I'm gonna tear your heart out with a SPOON! (Boo! Hiss! He's behind youuu!) ;-)

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    greatest trailer ever

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    LOL@Darkocity. ;-D

    by moobit

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    saaaaaaay what? LIberty by law?

    by MurderMostFowl

    I'd sooner believe a Moorish inventor side kick. No King Richard???? <BR>Robin Hood is the defender of the crown, not a freedom- from-the-Monarchy Braveheart rehash. <BR><BR>Oh hello there typical-hollywood-plot-formula? Well, I'm embarrassed to say I seem to have left my underthings over at your house from last night. Yes, the soiled ones. Yes, I was a good director once. ... Yes you're right, that was a long time ago.<BR><BR>Whisky Tango Foxtrot.

  • Feb. 7, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Scott is scared to return to sci-fi

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I swear he's purposely putting it off so he'll die with his reputation intact. I doubt the Alien prequel will ever happen, and perhaps that's for the best. But The Forever War would be a great loss. <P>In fact, Ridley should have given us many more sci-fi movies - Dune in the 80's and also the 90's incarnation of I Am Legend with Schwarzenegger. And if I'm not mistaken, he was also linked in the 80's to the long unmade and highly regarded script 'The Tourist' which would have re-teamed him with Giger. <P>Now Scott also excels at historical works, so you'd think Robin Hood would be a slam dunk. But it looks like a pale attempt at a Gladiator redux and if the rumors are true it's going to be PG-13. A movie like this must be an R, like Gladiator and KOH. Incidentally, KOH DC is Scott's best after Alien and BR, and if Orlando Bloom hadn't been forced on him by the studios it would have been faultless. I looked forward to Tripoli and Blood Meridian as well, but sadly they also seem to have gone the way of teh dodo. Just avoid contemporary crap like A Good Year and Scott can shine - he never seemed to be much interested in the present, only the past or the future. And fuck that dreaded Monopoly movie as well.

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