Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood aims to out-Ritchie Guy Ritchie in this weirdly familiar take on Robin Hood – weird because it emulates Ritchie’s directing style; is influenced more than a little by Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins; Irish leading lady Eve Hewson sounds very American, and, like Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, it’s a bit of a mess but still a fun ride.
Plus, machine gun crossbows; ninja-like moves and slow-mo archery.
Summit Entertainment and eOne are pinning holiday cheer on the performance of Robin Hood. Judging from the fun trailer, there’s a good chance they (and we) will be happy with this re-imagining of the classic story.
Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton, Eve Hewson, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendlesohn and Jamie Dornan. It opens on November 21st.