Robin of Loxley, a lord living in Nottingham, enjoys a good life with his lover, Marian, before he is drafted by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to fight in the Third Crusade against the Saracens. After four years away from England, Robin becomes disillusioned with the Crusades when he fails to prevent his commander, Guy of Gisbourne, from executing prisoners, namely a teenage boy, despite the pleading of the boy's father, which prompts Gisbourne to send Robin back home. When he returns to Nottingham, Robin learns from his old friend Friar Tuck that the Sheriff had him officially declared dead two years prior in order to seize Robin's land and wealth to continue funding the war effort at the behest of the corrupt Cardinal, kicking the citizens from the city and into the coal mine town across the river. Investigating 'the Slags', Robin witnesses the commoners planning to rise against the government that oppresses and exploits them and learns that Marian is now involved with their ...
The set and costume designers were instructed to make everything one-third historically correct, one-third contemporary, and one-third futuristic, to achieve the movie's unique look. See more »
Many characters have clothes and haircuts that look modern, for example, the Sheriff of Nottingham. See more »
[Trying to persuade Robin]
If not you, who ? If not now, when ?
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In South Africa the film was edited in theaters for a 13 rating (after the uncut version was classified 16). The film was later released on uncut on DVD with a 13 rating as the violence was deemed to have less impact outside of a theatrical context. See more »
Some films are so good they require that any re-make be superb. The Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood has stood the test of time, and with the possible exception of Robin and Marion, no other film has come close. So too with this re-imagining of the story which takes some unnecessary and unwanted liberties, not to mention the coal mines which weren't in existence at the time of the story. The film has little to recommend it. Go back and watch the original.
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