Mark Strong- one of my new favorite actors was in it too..sporting his Sherlock Holmes shaved head. A couple of things that i liked that some may have missed.
If you saw Kingdom of Heaven (one of the best and most underrated films ever from Ridley Scott), you remember at the end Richard the Lion heart shows up…well this Robin Hood is the story that kicks off when he returns to England..its the backstory of Robin Hood really before he becomes the outlaw.
The cast was great..although William Hurt was completely underrused..he is always great..and could have used more screen time.
My only real critque is that in the beginning part, its a bit hard to follow between the jumps to diff cities..and following the early part of the story due to the text narrative etc.
Go see it..enjoy…forget about the critics
So maybe i had high hopes for this movie..or maybe its meant for people that never saw the original…frankly this version was really just a bunch of jumps and some slashing/killing..but i didnt find any of it scary at all.
They also wasted Connie Briton in the cast..she’s great in Friday night Lights…
Dont waste your time seeing this one..not worth it
The Losers suffered from this. They tried too hard to go to comedy a few times..but that comedy wasnt edgy and wasnt funny…even at the end when they randomly add some footage.you walk away like "why did they add that at the credits ..it wasnt even funny"
Some of the action is good…and Chris Evans did his quirky human torch personality from Fantastic Four well….but quite a few of the explosion scenes and action came off a bit cheesy.
Wait for the DVD..and go watch A-team and The Expendables..lets hope they know how to pull off the "team of guys" action flick a bit better.
The action was really good..i loved the addition of more bad guys..and Mickey Rourke was great in his role! Im glad he’s revived his acting career.
I have to say ..Don Cheadle was great as he always is..but i still feel bad for Terrance Howard…he should have stayed in the role.
Sam Rockwell was the only part of the movie that i really didnt like..either he badly played the role..or it was written badly..or both. I really respect him as an actor..was great in Moon ..but it seemed like he tried to hard to make Justin Hammer quirky and funny like Tony Stark..and just came off not as cool/hip or funny. Sometimes it was just slightly awkward..its like watching someone who’s not naturally funny.try to be "that guy" thats really funny
Anyways..I loved it…and am lookin forward to num 3 and the Avengers.
BTW make sure to stay after the credits !
The cast was actually pretty good too. a bit underused..but good, ..Common..Ray Liota, and a randomly shirtless Mark Wahlberg which was kinda funny. This is one of those "safe" movies..you know the ones that families and young kids can go to and avoid any over the top jokes or anything really risky…so if you want a light hearted movie with a couple of laughs here and there..you’ll enjoy this.
I have to point out..the COOLEST thing was that the soundtrack was AMAZING. Im a big fan of good music and scores put to movie scenes..the use of "Surface of the Sun" throughout the movie during dramatic scenes was awesome–Go John Murphy! awesome composer
Go see this now..!