Wednesday, March 24

Robin Hood - Epic Retelling and the Untold Story of a Folklore Hero

"Steals from the rich and gives to the poor" a line popularized by one of the most beloved English folklore hero, Robin Hood. There are so many movies dedicated and created for the heroic outlaw but none would have come close to 2010's epic retelling that is the Ridley Scott's Robin Hood movie.

Russell Crowe as Robin Hood

Robin Hood Synopsis:

Robin Hood, an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

Robin Hood 2010 movie

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Watch Ridley Scott's Robin Hood trailer here:

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood 2010 movie poster

Robin Hood Official Website

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Studios by Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, and Scott Free Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Kevin Durand, Mark Addy, William Hurt, Max von Sydow