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- 2 hr 28 min
Robin Hood is a 2010 epic action-adventure film that was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and Matthew Macfadyen. It is a new take on the classic legend of Robin Hood, set in England during the 12th century. The movie opens with Robin Longstride, played by Russell Crowe, a skilled archer and soldier in King Richard the Lionheart's army, who is disillusioned with the Crusades and deserts the army in France. Along with his comrades, they begin their journey back home through a hostile countryside.
Upon reaching the English coast, they come across a dying knight who identifies himself as Robin of Loxley and entrusts Robin Longstride to return his sword to his father in Nottingham. Disguising himself as Robin of Loxley, Robin Longstride enters Nottingham, where he discovers that Prince John, King Richard's younger brother, has taken over the throne while the king is away.
He also learns that his father's land has been seized by the treacherous Godfrey, portrayed brilliantly by Mark Strong. As Robin has taken on the guise of Loxley, he meets Loxley's widow Lady Marion, played by Cate Blanchett, and with her aid, he embarks on his plan to recapture his land.
As the story progresses, the plot thickens, and the two villains of the movie, Prince John and Godfrey, reveal their plan to stage a coup against King Richard the Lionheart and take the throne for themselves. Robin and his band of merry men must outwit and outfight their adversaries to ensure that Richard still has a country to come back to.
The cast of Robin Hood is exceptional, with Oscar-winning actors Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe taking the lead, and Matthew Macfadyen in a supporting role. Crowe's performance is powerful and emotional, perfectly capturing the character's disillusionment with the nature of war, and his transition to the legendary outlaw.
Cate Blanchett, on the other hand, turns in an outstanding performance as Lady Marion, lending the movie a strong female lead that is supportive of Robin in all his endeavors. The chemistry between Crowe and Blanchett is undeniable, and their performances elevate the love story bubbling beneath the surface of the plot.
The action sequences in Robin Hood are ubiquitous, with great choreography and stunningly shot battles. The film features well-staged battles, introducing a new level of realism that had not been seen before in medieval movies.
The visual effects of the film are seamless, with remarkable attention paid to the smallest details like armor dents and weapon flashbacks. The film also features some great set designs, and the director's attention to implementing the soul of the 12th century England in the film is impeccable.
The music of the film is composed by Marc Streitenfeld and blends very well with the movie's mood. It accentuates the drama and action while still accentuating Robin's journey as he evolves from a disillusioned ex-soldier to a self-made hero.
In conclusion, Robin Hood is a remarkable story that captures the grandiose of the classic legend along with the rawness of England's history in the 12th century. The exceptional cast breathes life into the characters, and the movie's script is excellently written. The action and special effects are top-notch, culminating in a morally complex story that bears an emotional punch. Ridley Scott's take on the classic legend is astounding, and his vision for a new Robin Hood is well-executed for the big screen.
Robin Hood is a 2010 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 53.