Sunday, November 25, 2018


Robin Hood is directed by Otto Bathurst and stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, and Jamie Dornan. The plot of the movie is a war-hardened crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. This movie was fucking horrible. I wasn't that excited going into it since there are so many versions of the Robin Hood story. I have not been this bothered by complete incompetence since last year's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Every person in this movie is not even trying.    Ben Mendelsohn plays the Sheriff of Nottingham and he just yells a lot about how Robin Hood is going to take all of his money. Jamie Foxx is really over-the-top and he provides a lot of unintentional comedy. There is one scene where he is talking to somebody he wants to kill and he takes his hand and grabs the guy's chest really hard and it looked so stupid.  The parts in this movie that are supposed to be funny are not. Friar Tuck pops a lot of jokes in the movie and they are all bad.    Taron Egerton plays the lead I have liked him in Kingsman I know he is a talented actor, but he was miscast here he seems very wooden.  I have seen most of these actors give good performances before which begs the question who told these people to give the most lifeless performance they could. I was bored about 30 minutes into the movie I wanted to stop watching it, but I continued all the way to the end which of course sets up a sequel which hopefully will never happen and if it does I'd be shocked.    For some strange reason, the movie opens with narration and Friar Tuck is talking to us telling us how this isn't the story we thought we knew I thought they would have that make sense at the end they don't. This movie didn't even have exciting action sequences.    This version of Robin Hood is embarrassing. The costumes look like really crappy Halloween costumes, the performances are horrible and the special effects are some of the worst I have seen in my life.  I don't understand how so much money can be thrown at a project and everything ends up being horrible.  0 out of 5 stars for Robin Hood. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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