I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit giddy about seeing Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (Universal, 05.14.10), but this latest trailer is most discouraging. I'm absolutely positive that it will contain first-rate action scenes, flaunt with its sun-through-the-trees lensing and muted colors, but who doesn't watch this and think it looks like a Gladiator re-skin?
Plus I'm not sure that molding the Robin Hood legend, a tale of merry men and romance and fun, should be reduced to a medieval-era bone-crusher and gritty tale of destiny and vengeance. The father-son stuff looks terrible and so does Cate Blanchett, who looks bad enough posing as a damsel-in-distress before donning Joan of Arc gear towards the end. I'm worried.