By Suzanne A. Marshall from the January 2019 Edition
Directed by: Otto Bathurst
Starring: Taron Everton, Jamie Foxx, Eve Henson,
Jamie Doran, Ben Mendelssohn
“Robin of Loxley, a war-hardened Crusader, and his Moorish commander, mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown, in a thrilling, action-adventure, packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and timeless romance.”
I’d have to say this is the worst version of Robin Hood I’ve ever seen and that’s a few since childhood. The special effects are over the top; confusing the entire plot and putting one into a stupor trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Basically, it tries too hard and does not succeed.
It’s downright silly. Yes, the special effects are there but also make the movie totally unbelievable. This may account for the not-so-great box office earnings.
The IMDB rating of 5.2/10 is generous.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.