On-camera review of "Robin Hood"

by Eric Melin on May 14, 2010

in Video Reviews

Today we have a print review from Trevan and a video review from Eric that both basically say the same thing: The Russell Crowe-led “Robin Hood” is a bit of a disappointment. That said, we also have a difference of opinion when it comes to a recommendation. That’s why it’s important to read/watch the actual reviews instead of just looking at the ratings. Film criticism is all about the details.

From Trevan’s description, you may make up your own mind that you wouldn’t be able to forgive a bad ending. From Eric’s review, you may discern that a merry Robin isn’t needed for you to enjoy it. So watch Eric’s video review here (courtesy KTKA-49) and read Trevan’s print review here and decide for yourself what to see this weekend.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 Jim Berg May 17, 2010 at 7:58 am

Yes, the final battle was absurd. You can see from your clip that the French were landing in what was basically a funnel. There was one narrow road that led down to or up from the beach. All they had to do to defeat the French was to wait for them to start coming up that narrow road. Robin leads his men down the road instead. I guess Robin wasn’t up on his Greek history and the Battle of Thermopylae.

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2 Jim Berg May 17, 2010 at 7:58 am

Yes, the final battle was absurd. You can see from your clip that the French were landing in what was basically a funnel. There was one narrow road that led down to or up from the beach. All they had to do to defeat the French was to wait for them to start coming up that narrow road. Robin leads his men down the road instead. I guess Robin wasn’t up on his Greek history and the Battle of Thermopylae.

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3 Eric Melin May 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm

He’s also mighty good from a long ways away with that one climactic arrow! I just didn’t appreciate how it went for every cornball action moment at the end when it seemed like it was trying to be rid of them for the rest of the movie. It was an uncomfortable mish-mash to be sure.

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4 Eric Melin May 20, 2010 at 10:48 pm

He’s also mighty good from a long ways away with that one climactic arrow! I just didn’t appreciate how it went for every cornball action moment at the end when it seemed like it was trying to be rid of them for the rest of the movie. It was an uncomfortable mish-mash to be sure.

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