31.5.10

At the Movies - Robin Hood

We went to see Letters to Juliet, but we missed it, so we saw Robin Hood instead.  I had no idea what to exect.  Apparently, I have been living under a cinematic rock, because I didn't even know this movie existed.  And if I had heard of it, I would not have been very enthusiastic to see it.

But how can you not like Robin Hood?  He steals from the ritch and gives to the poor.  And there are all those merry men.  I still remember the Robin Hood cartoon I used to watch every Saturday morning while my parents were still in bed.

This movie is the beginning of the story.  Who is Robin Hood?  What's his beef with the rich?  And where did all those merry men come from?

I enjoyed this one.  I like period movies, and this one fit the bill.  Good costumes, good story.  My sister thought it dragged a bit at the beginning.  But that's kind of the pitfall of the period piece - the back story takes time to tell.  And since I thought it was a good story, I didn't find the beginning slow.  And I actually enjoyed Russell Crowe in the Robin Hood role.  He did a great job.  Good enough for me to leave the theater with a bit of a crush.

Some of the war scenes were a little 'I'll get you with my plastic sword', and the lines were laced with just a smidge of cheese.  But overall, I rate Robin Hood as a decent date movie - because just like my broter in law, I don't think your date is likely to agree to Sex in the City 2.

7 comments:

C'est La Vie said...

ps it's PROBABLY a sign we were supposed to see that together...

C'est La Vie said...

shut up right NOW! i went to go see letters to juliet, WE missed it and saw Robin Hood instead. I'm NOT KIDDING.
we're now going next saturday.

but i really liked it, it was sooo cute when he's all "i love you marian" when he rides away, that was my favorite part haha :)

Russell Crow did such an amazing job and i have a crush on him now too, never saw that coming haha

xoxo
sara

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I haven't seen this movie. It looks good though!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

HaHa... I say we go to see SATC2 and if he behaves we can watch Robin Hood aftewards.... double movie night!:)
xxx

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naturalnchicmakeup said...

Have yet to watch this movie. SATC2 was first on the list =) Were you drooling over Russell Crowe? ;)

Viva La Fashion said...

i want to see letters to juliet! :) it looks so good. sorry if that was kind of random.

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