Thanks to the R.AGE, Hubby and I got to watch the premier of Robin Hood, ahead of US release by a few hours! Ok ok… I was twittering non-stop before hand to win a pair of these tickets and it finally paid off :p (R.AGE had a Twitter contest about Robin Hood in order to win these tickets)
Robin Longstride has been in war, fighting alongside King Richard, for the past 10 years. They were in France, their last battleground before heading back to England. Unfortunately, King Richard was killed in battle and his trusted entourage, led by Sir Robert Loxley, was supposed to bring his body back to England. They were ambushed and killed by the French mid way. Robin and his friends stumbled upon them while trying to head back to England. Robin discovered Robert was still alive… Robert entrusted Robin to bring the body of King Richard back to England and also his sword back to Nottingham. So the crusade begins for Robin masquerading as Sir Robert Loxley of Nottingham and the birth of Robin Hood.
The movie maybe an epic drama but it was filled with action and excitement. The scenery was so beautiful, the casts were perfect. Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett were a perfect couple as Robin Hood and Lady Marion Loxley. I truly enjoyed the movie, fully mesmerized by the ‘history’ of Robin Hood. It was realistic too and a much, much, much better version than Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves ;-)
… and the lamb became the lion…
8 thumbs up out of 10