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Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" Trailer


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted December 15 2009 - 11:10 AM

Looks fantastic...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/robinhood/

Great cast too, no Christian Bale (thank you Ridley) and we get Cate Blanchett as the lovely Maid Marian.

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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted December 15 2009 - 11:54 AM

And we have a Robin who can do a passable English accent.




#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted December 15 2009 - 12:27 PM

Looks about as good as that amazing "King Arthur" with Clive Owen a few years ago.

This was so much more interesting when it was "Nottingham."

"Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now... and so we'll hunt him... because he can take it... because he's not a hero... he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... a DARK KNIGHT."

#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted December 15 2009 - 12:52 PM

Can't agree with you Zack, that "Nottingham" sounded horrible.

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:32 PM

yawn, even the great director's are rehashing stories now.

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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:48 PM

They can rehash all they want, I prefer it. All these old, outdated films need remade. Better visuals, better effects, better sound..etc.

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#7 of 29 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted December 15 2009 - 01:59 PM

Ridley Scott period piece.

Easy decision to see.  Robin Hood has been made so many times and ways, that this can hardly be considered a rehash or a remake.

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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted December 15 2009 - 03:19 PM

Has everyone forgotten how to make good films that combine fun and high adventure with larger than life heroes? Why does everything being made now have to be grubby and depressing looking? And this is coming from someone who generally likes Ridley Scott's films. The art of making good quality, fun movies seems to be rapidly being lost. Thank god for Errol Flynn's Robin Hood.
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#9 of 29 OFFLINE   John Wielgosz

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Posted December 15 2009 - 03:43 PM

I'm in.  Didn't care for the 'rock' score in the trailer, but that's marketing, not the film itself.  I'm a big Ridley Scott fan, though the last of his that I liked was 'American Gangster', and the last of his that I loved was the DC of 'Kingdom of Heaven'.

Can't say I share the sentiment that 'everything old needs to be re-hashed', but this story has been told several times on film, and can be told again.


#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Andy Sheets

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Posted December 16 2009 - 02:12 AM

Originally Posted by Edwin-S 

Has everyone forgotten how to make good films that combine fun and high adventure with larger than life heroes? Why does everything being made now have to be grubby and depressing looking? And this is coming from someone who generally likes Ridley Scott's films. The art of making good quality, fun movies seems to be rapidly being lost. Thank god for Errol Flynn's Robin Hood.
Heh, I like how the description of the film at the Apple site describes the main character as "previously interested only in self-preservation" and that he basically only turns around because he's smitten with Cate Blanchett. Just like every protagonist in movies these days - a self-involved douchebag who's really only in it for the nookie ;)

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Posted December 16 2009 - 03:53 AM

This still seems like the Nottingham idea right?  Russel Crowe is the Sheriff and the story is the idea that Robin Hood was just an outlaw and only loved among thieves?

#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Zack Gibbs

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Posted December 16 2009 - 04:13 AM



Originally Posted by Steve_Tk 

This still seems like the Nottingham idea right?  Russel Crowe is the Sheriff and the story is the idea that Robin Hood was just an outlaw and only loved among thieves?

No, Crowe is Robin Hood and it's just a "realistic" telling of the story.

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Posted December 16 2009 - 07:58 AM

I'm torn on this one.  I have no interest in seeing a RH movie but I like Crowe and love Scott's work.  The director's cut of KOH is fantastic so if he delivers a RH movie on par with that I'll probably be there opening night.
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#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted December 17 2009 - 01:20 AM

I've always enjoyed Scott's movies, however I was more intrigued by the original story (except I didn't want Christian Bale).

#15 of 29 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted December 18 2009 - 12:57 AM

I was interested for a few seconds at the beginning of the trailer, but when the action scenes started I had flashbacks of "Gladiator".  I hated, hated that movie and specifically the battle scenes.   I'm not a big fan of Scott's work, but he has made a few masterpieces including Alien & American Gangster.   Hopefully the next trailer will sell me better, as this one just turned me off.


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Posted December 18 2009 - 12:19 PM

too much of it looked like Gladiator to me.  And yes, for all that Costner made for an awful title character, at least it was clearly fantasy, and was pretty fun, for the most part.  (Of course, Morgan Freeman and Alan "Cut your heart out with a spoon!" Rickman helped a lot.)

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Posted December 18 2009 - 12:36 PM

The Costner Robin Hood was very enjoyable. I am looking forward to this just because it's not a fantasy Robin Hood but more reality driven. Even if it does look a bit like Gladiator, but from such a short teaser clip it's too early to tell how much, if any, will copy Gladiator.

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#18 of 29 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted December 19 2009 - 07:13 AM

Bleah.  I don't like the look of this thing at all.  The color scheme is all wrong--I want lush, verdant, GREEN Sherwood in Ye Old England, not this drab, dreary look drained of water and color.  Robin Hood should be a romantic swashbuckler, not a "gritty" tale with an angst-filled sour faced Crowe.  And what's with all the BEACH scenes??  I'll pass.


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Posted December 19 2009 - 08:24 AM

I wasn't impressed with this teaser either. Not at all. Visually boring and it really came across as Maximus with a bow and arrow. The ongoing Ridley/Russell collaboration is starting to vie with Burton/Depp as the pre-eminent actor/director bromance in Hollywood. That and to be honest I'm really not interested in another Robin Hood film - retread/reimagining/remake/reboot/whatever. Yawn. Hey Mr. Scott, how about something original? Something fresh? Coming from you THAT would get me into the theater.

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Posted December 23 2009 - 06:44 AM

I'm in, don't think this will be a miss...in fact don't really remember when a Scott or Crowe film missed...and if the $%^&*( producers stay out of it, maybe it will be as good as KoH in it's directors cut format on the initial release!




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