"Robin Hood", this year's pot, with a king of thieves, went to the cult of pop culture

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Bad Robin Hood. By 2018, it is no more than a concept, broken by the mill to the pop culture. Look no further for any medieval gesture here. Robin de Loxley (Taron Egerton), Prince of Thieves, is immersed in a kind of post-parallel universePlay thrones, post-Assassin's Creed and post-superheroes.

The crusade where he participates becomes Fallujah's seat, the crossbows become machine guns with arrows. Nottingham looks like an antechamber to Isengard too Lord of the Rings, with giant mines and blast furnaces recycled from Clabecq. The ugly sheriff supports Trump's rhetoric and General Krennic's neo-fascist uniform of Rogue One (It's good: it's the same Ben Mendelsohn who does it) and his wrists look like his Death Troopers, with Death Eater masks. A party at the castle will be fiesta bunga bunga with decadent casino games and decadent aristos Hungers Games. The miserable rebellion opposes antifas and robokoppers with Molotov cocktails and anti-rebel shields. F. Murray Abraham lends himself to the game, cushions the hatred of the evil church man Name of Rose (we think we're dreaming …). Do they play lecherous good gentlemen by day and the widow and the orphan at night, Robin makes his Batman – or rather Green arrow the quilted jacket and the hood – okay, the DC Comics hero had stolen it first.

This imaginative and outrageous artistic direction surprises even more from Otto Bathurst, one of the directors in the excellent series. Peaky Blinders, otherwise anchored in reality. But there is still nothing next to a scenario of grotesque inconsistencies (the good mother who walks quietly in Nazi Nottingham) whose authors obviously are not arrows. Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, Russel Crowe and even Kevin Costner have no problem: it's not the pale Taron Egerton who wants to destroy them.

realization : Otto Bathurst. Scenario: Scenario: Ben Chandler and David James Kelly. With Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson, Ben Mendelsohn … 1:54.

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