“Another one?” spoke a small, clear voice a few rows behind me at the cinema, as the trailer for the new, pumped-up, down-with-the-kidz Robin Hood got noisily under way.
Netflix, unsurprisingly, comes through with a couple of the most recent.
Critically written off after opening Cannes in 2010, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is more respectable than its reputation, benefiting from Russell Crowe’s scuffed, sturdy presence in the lead and the general khaki handsomeness of Scott’s aesthetic.
Still, the dourness of the entire enterprise is heavily felt.
There’s more fun to be had on Netflix with Kevin Costner’s dodgily accented, even more iffily coiffed outlaw in 1991’sRobin Hood: Prince of Thieves , which holds up inasmuch as it ever stood very firm in the first place.
Disney’s 1973 Robin Hood.
‘Unmatchable’: Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian and Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938.
Still, Hollywood never buckled a swash with quite as much panache as it did in 1938’s unmatchable The Adventures of Robin Hood , which still positively twinkles in early three-strip Technicolor.
Columbus – trailer Skyscraper (Universal, 12) There’s certainly architecture here, though you’d be hard-pressed to find much in the way of musing.
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