Robin Hood is one of those timeless characters who will make films about him while we are making movies. The story of robbing the rich to give to the poor works at any time and creates an instant drama, but how does the new work? Robin Hoodstarring Kingsman& # 39; s Taron Egerton in the title role, stack against the rest? It seemed to our own Mike Reyes that the movie was nice enough, that it gave him 3.5 stars out of five, although he felt that the film was too much like Christopher Nolan's films in Batman, not like an original Robin Hood concept. According to Reyes …
While this modern Robin Hood feels like a product of his time, with fun performances and kinetic action in the mix, he feels as if he has to leave a cradle of another historical franchise to do so.
There are some other positive reviews of the film that tend to fall heavily in the school's praise school "it's fun, do not think too much". Owen Gleiberman, from Variety, also points out the ways in which Robin Hood captures some clues from modern superhero movies such as Batman, but also compares the film to another very different film style, the exaggerated brilliance, the glamor and the surrealism of the film. director of Moulin Rouge.
Robin Hood It's not a classic, but if it sometimes seems like it's trying to be Robin Hood by Baz Luhrmann, more power for it.
There are other positive reviews, that is, at the time of writing this article, there is a single positive review currently published in the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The Independent, from the United Kingdom, says that most of them credit the uninterrupted pace of the film and a couple of outstanding performances.
After a clumsy start, the story quickly accumulates. He has an equally self-critical performance by Taron Egerton as Robin and a wonderfully mocking and malevolent Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Once we overcome these few positive notes, however, everything is downhill. The vast majority of opinions are falling directly on the "it's just bad" side of the fence. Yolanda Machado, from The Wrap, felt that the script "had no inspiration", saying …
The restarts and remakes are intended to present a new audience with a classic story with new ideas and arguments that make history relevant to modern audiences. Robin Hood he does not even try
It seems that the new Robin Hood it can give you everything you expect from a Robin Hood movie, bows and arrows, sword fights, the Sheriff of Nottingham, etc., but it does not really offer you much more than that. Try adding a different twist to the material by giving the movie a more modern feel, which is certainly something we have not seen in Robin Hood Movies before, despite Keven Costner's lack of accent.
Of course, the last time a movie tried to make a modernized version, but still, a classic myth. King Arthur: Legend of the swordIt did not work very well for anyone involved. Todd McCarthy, from THR, reminds everyone of the box-office bomb and the bundles. Robin Hood in with that He is looking for an apology after sitting through Robin Hood.
In a fair world, everyone involved in this mess would have to perform some kind of public penance.
Of course, not all reviews that accept that the movie is bad go so far as to expect everyone to perform community service. Some have been able to find bright spots in an otherwise poor production. While Robin Hood As a movie may not work, some, like Meredith Goldstein of the Boston Globe, do think that Taron Eggerton works as Robin Hood, saying …
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 outerwear … The only problem is that there is not much to say about Robin of Egerton. Zingers do not zing.
As of this writing, Robin Hood He is sitting with a score of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. The general consensus is clearly that Robin Hood it's not very good, and with the film watching significant competition during the weekend of Thanksgiving by part of Credo II Y Ralph breaks the internet, which both have revised much better, it seems that the movie can have a very uphill battle when it comes to the box office.