Robin Hood

Robin Hood

           Robin Hood
               Genre: Drama, Action
               Middle Ages, forest, triangle, Robin Hood, insurrection, arbitrary justice, Cannes 2010
  “Collect yourself, over and over again until the lambs to lions.” So it is written – as the title set to Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood”, which opened today out of competition, the Cannes Film Festival, and engraved on the sword with which finds the hero’s determination: “The inscription on the sword that awakens something in me. I do not know what it is. I do not know. ” is there such a movie character unwittingly emphasized, it must have a special reason for using these words to himself. In Scott’s film adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon legend of Robin Hood recalls the saying of the fate of the title character. Time and time again, the archer as a corrupt government against the charge, up from the form of a medieval ballad has become completely different. Robin Hood is an impressive indeed staged, but little enigmatic example of such a demystification from. Robin Hood is not really Robin Hood. In the legend of a folk hero glorified aristocrat Robert of Loxley (Douglas Hodge), who in the 15th Century fought against the French is, in an early scene in the film an ambush for the victims. The fugitive deserter Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) and his allies Little John (Kevin Durand) and Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes) find the deadly wounded. Loxley Robin takes to promise to hand over his sword with inscription said his father (Max von Sydow). Both Robin and Loxley fought before in the same army of King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston), who draws on his return from the Crusades rampaged through France. Persuaded by Sir Loxley, who risks the loss of his lands, Robin gives as his son, the husband returning Lady Marion’s (Cate Blanchett) from. Scott systematically gutted the legend, as he shows with harsh images, might look like the truth behind the oral tradition. Robin Hood is a down, a war-weary thief. And accordingly in its history, almost all just stolen: The clothes, the female partner, and even the name. The Robins arrived at the scene fades to legend, the initial claim to historical authenticity, however, quickly. This aged Robin Hood seems, it has only needed someone he assigns to its predetermined place in life and Populärgeschichte. Friar Tuck (Mark Addy) remains, however, as the “Merry Men” is only a brief appearance allowed, are of little more than a dutiful deal with the historical examples of that fictional characters. Even the Sheriff of Nottingham (Matthew MacFadyen) remains only a marginal figure. Fighting is here especially against French invaders, led by the dastardly Sir Godfrey (Mark Strong). What Scott is first to ban romanticizing, he now brings to the more intense. Probably the most popular tax evaders of the story, he idealizes the civil rights and national defense. But the more that grows hero with a false name in his new role, the more sobering, this heroic saga designed for the viewer. The change from critical to Geschichtsepos glorified adventure film does ultimately, can convince the Scotts completely out of competition at Cannes ongoing review in any category. The various discrepancies are also reflected in the characters, the actors can never fully develop. As the title hero, it also occurs on Scott’s film under a false name. For long stretches, like Robin Hood of a conglomeration of historical materials, which Scott did not necessarily film: Jeanne D’Arc, to the Marion rides into battle, Shakespearean theater and medieval war turmoil. The end shows the hero, all the legendary hero, in the picturesque Sherwood Forest, which covers Marion, according to “the nature of the table for all”. The sheriff said the outlaws for outlaws. Already an arrow pierced the warrant. “The legend begins.” Promises a title card – the guy in the cinema begins. One wishes the director had consistently turned a realistic historical drama or with reference to the words of another Mr. Scott acted: “When the legend becomes fact, the shoot overall.” (Lida Noir)
  Title: Robin Hood Country of production: U.S., UK Production year: 2010 Length: 140 (Min.) Distribution : Universal Pictures International Germany

Related posts