According to most criticism, the reimagination of the British classic Otto Bathurst fails.
The comments are in for Robin Hood, reimagining of the British classic Otto Bathurst. According to most critics, the latest cinematic iteration in the history of the storybook pales in comparison to its predecessors, including the performance of Kevin Costner Prince of thieves in 1991 and the Russell Crowe star of Ridley Scott in 2010.
Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Ben Mendelsohn lead the cast in the Bathurst version of the classic adventure story. But how The Hollywood Reporter& # 39; Todd McCarthy pointed out, not even his impressive list of talents could save Robin Hood.
"Well, it has been even worse than anyone could have imagined on this great screen of all time for Robin, Marian, Friar Tuck, Guy of Gisbourne and the Sheriff of Nottingham, not to mention Jamie Foxx as an angry man. "The Middle East has mixed on the wrong side of a Crusade, or maybe in the wrong movie," McCarthy wrote.[Producer] Leonardo DiCaprio can rest easy knowing that this fiasco will go and go so quickly that few will remember that it existed, much less that it produced it. In a fair world, everyone involved in this mess would have to perform some kind of public penance. "
Unlike other Robin Hood movies, this first effort produced in a screenplay by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly takes place in an ambiguous time frame in which the characters (including Robin of Egerton) are dressed in hoods, leather jackets and more modern cellars instead of medieval clothing. Creative freedom that did not impress many critics.
"This is not the first time someone has tried to explore the dark corners of this lovely action story," the 2010 film with Russell Crowe also did, but at least that movie tried to approximate the time period, " New York PostJohnny Oleksinski wrote. "In Otto Bathurst's new Hood, Nottingham looks like a Roman fortress where everyone buys in Zara."
NewsdayRafer Guzman agreed and wrote: "Yes, for God's sake, it's the Robin Hood corporate retail store! Call it Robin Hoodie." Guzmán suggested that the modern aesthetic of the film eclipse his "outdated and dazzling adventure" of a story. "Then, suddenly, someone appears in what looks like Kenneth Cole's walking coat, the rarest combination of bows and arrows and Abercrombie & Fitch."
Questionable fashion options aside, several writers also criticized harshly Robin HoodThe narrative. "There is no flow for combat, it does not make sense behind the stunts and there is no reason to invest in any of the empty noises that surround them," he wrote. IndieWireDavid Ehrlich. "Robin Hood simply sucks between boredom and absurdity so fast that he constantly starts to provide both at the same time."
Entertainment WeeklyMaureen Lee Lenker called Robin Hood a "heartless and heartless robbery movie." She elaborated, "In the action sequences, the director Otto Bathurst takes a shot style perfected by Guy Ritchie: the artistically calibrated combination of slow motion and hyperdrive in an outburst of violence.Ritchie has used the technique to achieve a comical effect and adventurous. Sherlock Holmes Movies, but at this point, the trick feels rancid. Bathurst's approach is derivative and lacks the narrative purpose that has made aesthetics shine in other contexts. "
While the Boston GlobeMeredith Goldstein thought that Egerton was a handsome Robin Hood, he seemed to say that the script of the film undermined the potential of his character. "Egerton becomes an ideal Robin, with his jaw in the shape of Lego, and his ability to deliver lines with great sarcasm while looking good in stylish warm clothes," Goldstein said. "The only problem is that there is not much for Robin Egerton to say, the zingers are not very fast."
Empire Dan Jolin magazine unfavorably compared 2018 Robin Hood to Guy Ritchie's fantasy drama 2017, King Arthur: Legend of the sword. "Like King Arthur Guy Ritchie, this is trying to do something new and exciting with an old formula," Jolin wrote. "It quickly makes you want something more traditional and direct."
The envelopeYolanda Machado seems to think that Bathurst was lazy in his approach to retell the legend. She wrote: "The reboots and remakes are intended to present a new audience with a classic tale with new ideas and stories that make history relevant to the modern audience, Robin Hood does not even try."