Full Robin Hood Trailer: All the Best Outlaws Have Daddy Issues

After an unsuccessful, off-putting foray into nu-metal teasers, the ad campaign behind Ridley Scott's Robin Hood has refocused itself for this week's full trailer. Now, we get a more classical approach to the story, a lengthy backstory for Robin (Russell Crowe) involving his dead father, and a whole lot of shots of Maid Marian, action hero. (Cate Blanchett donning chain mail didn't help Elizabeth: The Golden Age much, but let's hope she fares better here). Does it all seem a little familiar? Yes, but I'd argue to its advantage. The trailer says, "This is your father's Robin Hood -- just much, much more expensive-looking," and there's nothing wrong with a traditional approach done right. Let's just hope all those scenes of straight-shooting arrows inspire some spatial coherence from Scott's action editing.

VERDICT: Interested.


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