Tuesday, December 15, 2009

21st Century Folklore

By Chase Kahn

Today we are introduced to the first trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (Universal, 05.14), which, not surprisingly, looks and feels a lot like Gladiator. I don't really like the heavy-metal, rockin' out music and vibe that this trailer exudes - indicating that this is more of a kick-ass, bare-knuckle retelling of the classic legend of Robin Hood.

To me, this is a Hollywood dream-factory green-tights thing - romanticized and idealized - perfected with Michael Curtiz's The Adventures of Robin Hood ('38). Then again, it might not be half-bad, who knows. It almost, almost, has a Uwe Boll thing going on. Just sayin'.

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