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Russell Crowe's Gonna Whack You With His Hammer In This New ROBIN HOOD Poster!!

Published at: April 19, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
I'm not sure this is much of an improvement over the "shooting the arrow" image we were introduced a few months back (HERE), but here's a new poster from Ridley Scott's ROBIN HOOD movie. This one's Photoshopped to the point of appearing virtual.
I'm totally open to this movie, but I can't figure out why they're having so much trouble pulling a compelling image for these posters? In the trailers alone there are far more interesting shots than what they're using...much less the entire movie?
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  • April 19, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Yawn

    by barnaby jones

    nothing to see here

  • April 19, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I was first and second

    by barnaby jones

    The font is pants and Crowe looks airbrushed.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    and third

    by barnaby jones

    shows how popular the new Robin Hood is gonna be

  • April 19, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    not 4th

    by ECUPirate71

  • April 19, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Robin Hood sans bow and arrow...

    by blackmantis

    ...is like John Holmes sans penis.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    FUCKING PG-13

    by damiz707

    Uhhhhhhhhhhh

  • April 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I so want to be looking forward to this.

    by Nice Marmot

    but feel like I wouldn't even take the time to put it in the Netflix queue. And I LOVE me some Ridley Scott. . . .

  • April 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Irony in this news' lateness

    by frankenberry

    This poster is kind of old. But the irony is that the day this old poster was reported here, a new one was actually released elsewhere: http://tinyurl.com/y4fva8q

  • April 19, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    it's a very long handle

    by D o o d

    for a very small head!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    So this is the sequel to Gladiator?

    by ominus

    yawn indeed

  • April 19, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    oh no!

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    It's PG-13! I'm a douchebag that thinks Robin Hood, an adventure and romance story, needs to be rated R and bloody! I hate Ridley Scott! I hate all movies that aren't rated R! I hate life! Waaaaahhhhh!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    the whole film looks pretty generic

    by FleshMachine

    gladiator was great....this...seems like a lesser film. we'll see.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty real to me

    by theplant

    it does

  • April 19, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Just wait for the extended edition on Blu-ray

    by frankenberry

    As with Kingdom of Heaven, Troy, and Alexander, I'm sure Robin Hood will have an extended version on Blu-ray that is much better than what's released in theaters.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    What was wrong with the bow and arrow!?!?

    by manifestchaos

    This is a little lackluster for a poster for such a major movie, but how the hell can you criticize the bow and arrow poster!? It's ROBIN HOOD! Nothing is his signature moreso than those weapons, so what's the problem?<br><br>I don't even think this poster is that bad, just a little simple. It's biggest problem is that Robin Hood isn't identified with horse-riding and Celtic(?) war-hammers, this looks more like a Braveheart ad.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Looks like he's playing an extreme version of polo

    by jim

    Coming up next, from the X-Games, Full-Contact Polo, on ESPN2

  • April 19, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    This movie is not really grabbing my attention.

    by Ironhelix

    Another Master and Commander movie is what I want to see Crowe in.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Ironhelix

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    YES! I want more Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Judging by the bow and arror in the poster

    by ominus

    this movie is going to be fucking TERRIBLE.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Remember when this site was all about ...

    by barnaby jones

    sneaky early reviews and what not. I miss those days.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    frankenberry . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . thank you for the obligatory SUPER-EXTENDED-DIRECTOR'S-CUT-DELUXE-VERSION comment. There are at least 10 in every Ridley Scott related talk back.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Oh look, it's Maximus playing polo!

    by umbral_shadow_

    I can't figure out why they can't find a compelling image for the poster. Usually Ridley Scott films have kick ass posters. So far this is coming across as a generic medieval action film, not a Robin Hood film. They should just copy the Prince Of Thieves poster which had Costner about to fire that burning arrow. The film was shit but that poster screamed Robin Hood.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Those hammers are pretty damn badass

    by D.Vader

    A man coming at you with one of those isn't playing around. The pointy end can be incredibly sharp.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Sparkly clean!

    by Duggy

    Russel is looking pretty smooth thanks to some airbrushing!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Because when people think of Robin Hood

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    They think of a fat Australian in armor with a hammer.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Hammer will fall

    by AsimovLives

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    MC Hammer, medieval style

    by AsimovLives

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Romper Stomper 2: Men in Tights

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    How long before we see the slugline: Robin Hood...These Men Have Little To Be Merry About...

  • April 19, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Sorta the worlds angriest carpenter

    by boogel

    To a man with a hammer all problems look like a nail...or sometin like that.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    A small head is actually worst

    by AsimovLives

    It means the kinetic energy from the blow will be spread on a smaller surface, and thus, more concentrated. Which means, it strikes harder and with more force. Battlefield physics, dude. Oh yeah, it exists. Then ancients knew what they were doing when they created weaponry to kill. It was, literaly, a science.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I like this guy!

    by Miguel De Barioz

    I am soooo excited by this new film from Russel Crowe and Ridley Scotts. I love all the Robin Hood films , except that shitty old one with Sherlock Holmes - and the one with Kevin Costnres. I also hated that film with the man with the moustache. I hope we don't have to wait too long for Robin Hood 2.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    PG-13 Period Fiction

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    This is just more movie without Cate Blanchett nudity. <br> <br> Goddamnit, woman, give us nudity.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    One day i will see a medieval movie...

    by AsimovLives

    ... when people, using european medieval swords us them to stab and thrust, as they were designed to do, instead of slashing as we constantly see in the movies. One day, we will see such a movie with such correct use of such weaponry. One day.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    No snark or cynicism here

    by Jaka

    At least not until multiple reviews of the entire film have come in. Gladiator is so bad ass that I'll be giving them the benefit of the doubt for quite a while still. Plus, it's Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe - they tend to do some pretty good work.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I still think they should had when with NOTHINGHAM

    by AsimovLives

    I still think they should had made the movie following that NOTHINGHAM idea. Ay least it would had been an original take on the subjec,t nad i think people would had gone to watch it. People would be curious about it. The way the movie turnes out, so it seems, looks to be the same old, same old. But with amazing imagery.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Go on my son!

    by KillaKane

    Gladiator in tights, but hell it's Ridder's so I'm there

  • April 19, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Asimov is a fool

    by Miguel De Barioz

    kinteic what man? have swallowed the dictionary man or you a gay? i show your message to pappa an he says you are gay - or have swallowed a dictionary!

  • April 19, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Jaka

    by AsimovLives

    A GOOD YEAR too?

  • April 19, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Miguel De Barioz

    by AsimovLives

    The irony in your post is so thick, i would need a chainsaw to cut through it.

  • April 19, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    asimov is a fool

    by Miguel De Barioz

    woul that be a medieval chainsaw?

  • April 19, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Is that release date May 13th 2010???

    by jason2304

    You mean the damn movie is coming out in less than a month, and they dont have a decent poster???? What the hell??

  • April 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood

    by Miguel De Barioz

    I am sorry Asimov - Robin Hood is very dear to me - My mother, she was a modern Robin Hood. Pappa used to tell me that when she went to play with the rich basterdos from America like Dan Shanks - she would be really stealing loafs of bread for us to eat. That is why I react angrilly to your bullshit Asimov - I am sorry my old friend.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    it's called, "BAD ADVERTISING SELECTION"

    by CENOBITE

    ... and they probably cost a quarter of the film's budget too.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    There they go again with the Gladiator shit

    by Anything But Tangerines

    They will NOT STOP promoting this as Gladiator 2, it's getting pathetic. Just retcon it and do a proper sequel called Maximus Lives or maybe even Roman With A Shotgun, why not...?

  • April 19, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Maid Marian says: Forsooth Robin....

    by cookylamoo

    That's a might small head on your hammer.

  • April 19, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Passed uncut with a 12A rating in the UK

    by palimpsest

    Run-time 2 hours 20 minutes.

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  • April 19, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Let's face it: the summer 2010 film slate blows chunks

    by gruntybear

    This Ridley Scott "Robin Hood" film (and maybe "Toy Story 3") seems to be one of the very, very few bright spots in an endless succession of mediocre and "on the cheap" spies-with-guns stories, for which I just do not give a flying fuck. Besides, I already saw the best film of the summer - KICK! ASS!

  • April 19, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    This is gonna bomb

    by barnaby jones

  • April 19, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Shit, wait till everyone who saw Prince of Thieves Die at least.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • April 19, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Seeing this tomorrow...

    by vanchimera

    Scored advance tickets to see this at the AMC in Toronto... I'm really looking forward to this.

  • April 19, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe in another Period Movie.

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

  • April 19, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Impotent hammer

    by film11

    PG-!3??? All that hammer will do is make a few dents (but not at the box-office).

  • April 19, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Seen it, liked it

    by theWiz

    It's pretty good actually. I'm in the camp that wanted to see a bow and arrow movie set in the Sherwood Forest but this is an origin movie, and now I want them to make a sequel. The only knock is that Crowe is old and fat and cgi can only do so much.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    "He'll smash you with his telephone!"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    What a pile of shit this looks like. Time to watch "Robin of Sherwood" again.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    There's a reason untold stories are untold

    by kevred

    It's because people have chosen to spend their time telling the interesting stories.

  • April 19, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    The untold, retold, for the first time, with lots of slo-pans, s

    by LargoJr

    If he were a self centered, over hyped, over payed git

  • April 19, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    So generic its not even funny

    by Trenox

    I cant muster any enthusiasm for this what so ever. Ridley needs to get out of his comfortzone fast and produce something worthwhile, preferable without crowe. Why not Bale for this atleast? He would have been perfect for kingdom of heaven as well.. Crowe should be little john at best. But oh no then we dont get that sweet gladiator-effect that we are all lusting for - right?

  • April 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    fucks sake Asi it's NOTTINGHAM

    by savagedave

    Don't you dare mispell us, we're the gun crime capital of the U.K!

  • April 19, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I smell a bomb

    by performingmonkey

    Well it don't have blue aliens or emo vampires, so what's the point??

  • April 19, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Look's a little gay to me.

    by Keith_Dishtowel

    He looks like the Peter Pan guy that has that website. Robin Hood is as queer as Carrie Bradshaw's sweaty thong after a hot muggy day in NYC subways.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    the untold story..........

    by chipps

    ............recently invented.......of a man..........who became a legend..........and then an inaccurate hollywood biopic........with little basis on fact.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Russ and Rids, bring it on.......

    by Arturo

    You can count on them both to deliver, Robin Hood is in good hands...

  • April 19, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Stupid poster sure, but...

    by Cinemanimetal

    All I need to convince me to see this movie is the name Ridley Scott and Russel Crowe holding a medieval weapon!

  • April 19, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    With russell crow?

    by etantao

    ...might check it out in 2 years when it premiers in HBO. Very overrated actor, so-so director not my cup o tea.

  • April 19, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    FOREST ARE SHIT

    by Waka_Flocka

    that is all

  • April 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    How many fonts are in that poster? I count 937 fonts

    by YackBacker

    What an eyesore. The graphic designers working for studios have really gotten awful lately.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    To the jerkface that braught up Bale

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    Stop. Please fucking stop. Christian Bale sucks. And for the umpteenth time who cars if it's PG-13 or R?

  • April 19, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    polo is for homos with money

    by ludmir88

    and this thing will bomb. i agree.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    How can people not be excited about this...

    by m_reporter

    It's Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe, kicking medieval ass. I don't see anything wrong with that premise.

  • April 19, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Yes, I do want to see this...

    by Mel Garga

    bad that is a bad poster. But never mind any of that. What Crowe needs to do now is focus on dusting off his epaulettes and assuming the role of Jack Aubrey once again. Seriously.....

  • April 19, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Master and Commander sequel please..

    by Mel Garga

    thank you, that is all.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Fat Robin in a Pink TuTu

    by NippleEffect

    that I'd pay to see

  • April 19, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Why My Friend Merrick is Dead Wrong about Robin Hood's posters

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    Well at least you showed the entire poster this time (Pelhem 123 ring a bell)

  • April 19, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Eh?

    by userrating

    Crikey, that's a piss-poor photoshop job! Sure that's an official poster?

  • April 19, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    savagedave

    by AsimovLives

    I appologise.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Miguel De Barioz

    by AsimovLives

    No chainsaw then, a battleaxe.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    gruntybear

    by AsimovLives

    2010's movie line up blows chunks? Compared to what? Compared to 2009, it's moviegoing heaven. If you are so discontent, you're not worthy of such rich gifts, man.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    2009 taugh me never to take...

    by AsimovLives

    ... good movies for granted. Lesson learned.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Mel Garga

    by AsimovLives

    Would we be that lucky. In a way, i'm even amazed MASTER AND COMMANDER even exists.

  • April 19, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

    by Fievel

  • April 19, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale sucks????

    by AsimovLives

    As opposed to what? Paul Walker? Shia LeBeouf? What? Fuck, this place is filled with ladies that doth protest too much.

  • April 19, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Mel Garga, right on

    by kevred

    I loved Master & Commander. It only looks better with time compared to all the dreck of recent years. I would love to see another one, but Hollywood seems obsessed with "sure things" like a Robin Hood movie which seems to have very little do do with Robin Hood as we know it, and completely unnecessary Nightmare on Elm Street reboots.<p>I like Crowe, but didn't like Gladiator, and this just seems to be stuck in the same overly-serious, grim mud of that film.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I'm really on the fence with this one.

    by rabidfnark

    If nothing else Russell Crowe is a far better choice than Kevin Costner (which someone has no doubt stated by now). But This never looked to be anything spectacular to me. And now with the PG-13 rating...how impactful can it be? I mean, people riding around on horseback swinging hammers like this was Braveheart but with a PG-13 rating? Meh, we'll see.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    The Untold story behind the made up LEGEND!

    by RPLocke

  • April 19, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Oh and the, "untold story of the man behind the legend," shit

    by rabidfnark

    isn't helping matters much either. That's the exact same way they tried to sell King Arthur with Clive Owen (a piece of crap, obviously). And I'm getting the same vibe from this (slightly better for Ridley Scott's involvement, but still). "The man behind the legend." Hah! People behind legends tend to be less interesting than the legends themselves.

  • April 19, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    "FUCKING PG-13"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Um...why does a Robin Hood movie *need* to be a hard R? God knoes we don't need another "gritty re-imagining" of the character. The best Robin Hood movie is STILL the 1938 Errol Flynn movies, and that's practically G-rated.

  • April 19, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    A Robin Hood movie in no way needs to be R rated

    by rabidfnark

    or gritty (Disney's animated version is one of my favorite films), but the look of the trailers and TV spots is extremely gritty. And the violence seems to be a selling point (isn't it always). So I'm simply saying that THIS Robin Hood movie should be R rated, since that's what it looks like (like say, Gladiator). I'm simply worried that we'll get a lot of wide battle shots without getting up close and personal with the characters. If Scott can pull that off without an R, then more power to him.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Untold story blah blah

    by Splungeman

    There probably wasn't such a person. Why do they have to try to sell us that somehow this is based on a true story of a single man. There is no definitive evidence that there ever was a single person Robin Hood was based. There are a few vague historical references of people being called that, but more as a label than their actual name. But Hollywood would have us believe we are watching history. Why not just let people watch a ripping good historical yarn without trying to convince us we're learning something. Please don't try to "educate" us, Hollywood!

  • April 20, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    This Should Be Rated NC-17

    by MANNZILLA

    i mean why not... anything but pg-13

  • April 20, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Robin Hood with a Polo Mallet

    by VikkiMarsdale

    = Thor with a Super-Soaker.

  • April 20, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm

    by DonnieDorko

    I think it's gonna be Bow and ERROR!

  • April 20, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    savagedave - Why Robin Hood is a Notts boy...

    by spud mcspud

    ...He has to be - an anti-authoritarian mugger from you lot up the A52?? Of COURSE he's a Notts boy!!<P> And it's EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT, not the fucking Nottingham airport or whatever they wanted to call it ;D

  • April 20, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Another PG-13 fantasy-esque sword and sandals adventure

    by ricarleite2

    With Russel Crowe and a Wagner inspired soundtrack. Gritty. Blue filters. Battles in the woods.

  • April 20, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Crowe is considering another Master and Commander

    by Mel Garga

    Plus, Bettany is contractually committed to a few more sequels so we'll see. One of the problems is that the first film, though awesome, was a bastardized version that ripped details from several books in the series. The whole thing would probably work better as a long-running BBC-type series like they did with Hornblower.

  • April 20, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    jeez...i see none of the budget goes into poster making.

    by alienindisguise

    that is FUCKING WEAK!

  • April 20, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck did Crowe cut his hair?

    by BigTuna

    He grew his hair out for the film, but then cut it at the last minute. He looks too much like Maximus.

  • April 20, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    HOW ABOUT A ROBIN HOOD MOVIE WHERE HE'S NOT PLAYED BY A DOUCHE?

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    Costner movie = wanted Sherriff Of Nottingham to win. Gladiator = wanted Crowe to die. Polo Hood Poster = Fuck off.

  • April 20, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Sam Worthington should be his son in the sequel

    by ominus

    and follow his father steps.why not?

  • April 20, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    MASTER AND COMMANDER = CINEMATIC BRILLIANCE

    by odysseus

    I'd love to see more!

  • April 20, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by AsimovLives

    I'm not saying that Robin Hood shouldn't be a Nottingham boy. In fact, that is part of the charm of the legend. I tell ya, if i ever visit england, i will want to visit Nottingham. From what i have seen so far, looks like a very charming and interesting place to visit. and, of course, the whole weight of it's connection to medieval england, and not just the legend of Robin Hood. Hell, they even still have the sherriff!

  • April 20, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Mel Garga

    by AsimovLives

    While the notion of a MASTER AND COMMANDER Tv show is very good, and probably the best way to do justice to the book series, the problem would be, well, financial. The first movie costed north of 130 million dollars. And it told a relatively contained story. I can't even begin to image what kind of budget the TV show would need to evne tell 1/4th of the tales from the saga. The combined budget of ROME, BAND OF BROTHERS and THE PACIFIC would look peanuts compared to what would be need to make a TV series about MASTER AND COMMANDER. I'm not exagerating if i said that the TV show would need a budget like 350 millions just to tell about 1/4th of the whole saga. I can't even in my wildest optimistic dram hoped that such an expensive series would ever make a profit. and if made exactly as the mood and style like the movie MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, it would had a limited audience. That was the "problem" with MASTER AND COMMNADER movie, that despiste it's excelent quality, despiste telling a riping yarn, despiste the star power, it was a movie which had a limited audience appeal. This great stories about early 19th century naval warfare and the adventures of napoleonic war gentlemen met with apathy from most of the public at large, which really does not care much about this kind of stuff, so it seems. I can udnerstyand, given the lacuster box office results from MASTER AND COMMANDER, why financers would be quite wary in cough the cash for such an expensive show with limited appeal. You and me and many in here loved the movie, but we are a minority. vocal but a minority.<br><br>I guess it's for reasons similiar to this that why a movie adaptation of Moby Dick has been lingering in development hell for 25 years already.

  • April 20, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    "MASTER AND COMMANDER = CINEMATIC BRILLIANCE"

    by AsimovLives

    Truer words have rarely been spoken. And frankly, at the oscar,s i was rooting for that movie to win, instead of THE RETURN OF THE KING, which, frankly, disapointed and frustrated me. MASTER OF COMANDER, however, is one of those movies i call perfect, as in, there's no way i can even dream of imagining of how it could be better then it is. I find it flawless.

  • April 20, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    MASTER AND COMMANDER

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    I just love typing that name. As that film is pure fucking poetry. In a better world we'd already have three of them...with a fourth on the way. Peter Weir...please come back.

  • April 20, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TheUmpireStrokesBach

    by AsimovLives

    Indeed. Yes, it's sad that no more MASTER AND COMMANDER movies were made. But really, it's a miracle that one even got made. We should count our blessings, if you know what i mean.

  • April 20, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Asi, I liked A Good Year. But...

    by Jaka

    ...it's no Gladiator! Or even American Gangster. I can re-watch Gladiator pretty much anytime. Love that film immensely. And I think American Gangster, while uneven, is still approaching greatness. But Crowe and Scott separately, on their own, tend to do above average work very regularly. Crowe surprised me again in State of Play. I avoided that movie until it was on cable (just watched it last week) and ended up really liking it. Although I found it distracting that Crowe was getting a bit heavy (maybe it was for the role, don't know). Anyway, it's clear that these guys like working together and that they made an effort to not do the same type of film over and over. I can respect that, but I'm really looking forward to them doing another action film together. I haven't heard anything BAD about it, so at this point I'm pretty excited to see it.

  • April 20, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Why is PG-13 bad?

    by Jaka

    A few people have commented that this film doesn't need to be R, and I agree with them. But I'm going to address it from a different angle. Why does it NEED to be rated R? What are you people expecting/wanting to see? Are you looking for mass nudity in a Robin Hood film? lol I mean, that's not really what Robin Hood has ever been about. Intense cursing? Ummm, again, it's freakin' Robin Hood. Violence? How many movies do you guys see a year? Have you noticed how much violence there can be in a PG-13 movie? If not, let me help you out; a fucking lot!!! Further, Gladiator did not have nudity or language. It received it's R rating for some of the more intense kill shots in the arena scenes and probably because his son is (partly) show hanging dead after being trampled. With just a few edits to those scenes they show the remainder of the film untouched on TNT. I'm just not sure where the concern lies with this film being rated PG-13. It's Robin Hood, not Spartacus. Lastly, do you really decide which films you're going to see based on ratings? Personally, I don't need a rating to tell me a film is a romantic comedy that I'll have zero interest in seeing. I don't need a rating to show me that yet another CG "family friendly" animated feature is being spoon fed to the masses. The trailers and press take care of that.

  • April 20, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    I'm just glad that the hammer's not his penis.

    by Johnny Smith

  • April 20, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Only 1 Reason Why - Rambo

    by Coled Slawter

    Think upon the images you have of Rambo with the bow and arrow. Now imagine Sly as Robin. They knew they could not 1-Up the posters of Rambo with his bow and arrow. So they tried to draw upon the Gladiator theme. The Robin Hood character in my mind was never a tough guy, only a guy who hid behind his bow and arrow from a distance. He eventually got into one or two silly fights with a sword in the story books/old flicks. So the producers of this Robin Hood movie are trying to change the image most people have in their minds about the character. I mean really, did Costner do much hand to hand in his adaptation of Robin? I'm all for a Gladiator 2!

  • April 20, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    PG-13 isn't "bad," per se...

    by rabidfnark

    I'm just worried (that's not even the right word, I don't care enough to be worried) that Scott filmed an R rated movie, and then decided to cut it down to fit PG-13 standards. If I knew that it was always intended to be PG-13, then I'd feel better, but it has the look of gritty, hard R (at least to me, but maybe I'm just seeing Gladiator whenever I look at this).

  • April 20, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    cool image

    by BBSloth

    not quite as good as the archery one though

  • April 21, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    The 'untold' story

    by Squilookle

    lol

  • April 21, 2010, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Peter Weir

    by Bruarvatn

    "Peter Weir...please come back". Peter Weir has a new movie coming out this year. It should be great.