May 12, 2010

Fat Robin Hood

By Suzanne MacNevin - May 12th 2010.

ENTERTAINMENT - I apologize for using the F word and I am very sorry for it.

Russell Crowe is an out of shape action hero. A has been. His time has come and gone and this historically AND mythologically inaccurate film will no doubt be a flop. This film should have been cancelled the moment Russell Crowe failed to lose the required weight as dictated in his contract. Instead he squandered studio money to make a blockbuster style film in a last ditch attempt to save his beleaguered career. The plot is basically a rip off of Braveheart, is badly done and has nothing to do with either the historical Robin Hood or the mythological stories that sprung up about him since then.

I am not alone in this belief either. Robin Hood fans around the world are outraged by this horrid film. Remember that horrible Catwoman film starring Halle Berry? It got a freshness rating of 10% and is ranked as one of the worst 100 films ever filmed. Well this is worse.

In the words of the Simpson's Comic Book Guy: "WORST. FILM. EVER."

We're not going to bother showing the trailer here. Please. PLEASE! Don't go see Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe. Boycott the film. The producers should be ashamed to have their names attached to this travesty.

My recommendations... go watch the following films instead:

1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn.

1973: Walt Disney's Robin Hood, starring anthropomorphic foxes as Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

1991: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner.

1993: Robin Hood: Men in Tights, starring Cary Elwes of 'The Princess Bride' fame.

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