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#1 King123

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:32 AM

Avoid this movie.
Just watched the midnight premier and was greatly disapointed.. so was everybody else who watched it.

Really bummed cause i was really excited to see it.

#2 Slimcruz

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 05:58 AM

Thanks for the heads-up, King123. I adore Russell Crowe - think he is a terrific actor - I do not like Cate Blanchett and was so sorry they put her in the movie as Maid Marian.

#3 JEDI

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:10 AM

I see a LOT of movies at the cinema (59 so far in 2010), so you can be sure I'll be seeing this block-buster.
Cate Blanchet is one of my favourites because she is versatile enough to take on just about any role you can think of.
From what I saw in the previews, she plays a Marian that is not a shy helpless girl, so I'm eager to see what she's done with it.

And Russell Crowe will at least have a better accent than Kevin Costner did (or didn't, as the case may be!), so that's a bonus.
I have seen the British serial Robin Hood (from the 80's), so I'm thinking this film will be more like that; a tougher, bleaker reality, without romanticizing it so much.

I guess I'll just have to wait (not too long) to see for myself.

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I can honestly say that sometimes my enjoyment of a particular film can be affected by my surroundings.
If there are problems with the picture or sound.
If the theatre is packed to capacity.
If there are people talking around me, or checking text message (whose bright screens in the near-darkness distracts me enough to rip me out of the hypnosis of being submerged in the movie), or even opening snacks or munching too loudly, I end up with a lesser opinion of the movie just because I didn't have as good a time as I could have.
(Obviously, the number one movie peeve is the person in back of you kicking the back of your seat repeatedly!)

I used to be a very tough critic, and a movie had to be simply unbelievable just to get a thumbs up from me, but now that I am going through movies in bulk quantity, it seems that even a mediocre movie is enough to satisfy me.


#4 CarolinaGirl

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:38 PM

I am big fan of Cate Blanchett - I've almost always been pleased with her films. I think I am gonna see it for myself, but thanks for the reviews!

#5 JEDI

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:50 AM

I really liked it.

The storyline had a thread you could follow, and it was nice to see how they combined all the elements of the myth.
Incorporating the Magna Carta stuff was well done also.

I liked how they kept the mystical out of it, so that Robin seems more like just a man. An extraordinary man, perhaps. A hero, definitely. But flesh and blood.

I guess it would have been nice to see him use his bow more often, making some spectacular shots. But using it sparingly makes the few shots that he does take all the better, I imagine.


All in all, it looks more like this movie is trying to lay the groundwork for a sequel that will probably follow soon, and be so much better that it will blow this one out of the water.


#6 King123

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:24 AM

the more i talk to people about it the more mixed reviews I have..

people boooed in the movie theather I was in, but I was talking to a friend, and she said she really liked it.

#7 erinjs

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

I loved it! Such a different take on a classic!

#8 davebutterfield

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE (King123 @ May 14 2010, 01:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Avoid this movie.
Just watched the midnight premier and was greatly disapointed.. so was everybody else who watched it.

Really bummed cause i was really excited to see it.



yaa i wanted to see it

#9 ireene

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:51 PM

Why are you saying that?
I was really a nice movie though. :)




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