The New “Robin Hood” : A Series of Highly Irrelevant Thoughts

Of course hubby and self saw “Robin Hood” this weekend. Of course. Not only is “Gladiator” on hubby’s list of Ten Best Movies of all Time, two other Riddley Scott movies are on it: “Alien” and “Blade Runner.” Here are self’s thoughts:

  1. It might have been better to call this movie “Maid Marian.”
  2. Hubby maintained that Russell Crowe looked “older.” Self didn’t think this, but she really found it funny that hubby would bring it up. (For aren’t we all getting older? In fact, doesn’t each one of us already have one foot in the grave? Who wants to be reminded that Crowe — and by extension, ourselves — are all getting older? Let’s skip this line of thought, shall we, dear blog readers?)
  3. One thing self has to hand to Russell Crowe: he really knows how to handle a horse (which brings self to another highly irrelevant thought : On Letterman. Crowe — or was it Letterman? — said that one way to know if someone actually knew how to ride a horse was to check if he kept his heels down as he rode. So, self couldn’t help looking at Crowe’s feet every time there was a full-body shot of him on a horse. Alas, she could never actually be sure that his heels were down)
  4. The arrows are thick, wooden things. They looked about an inch in diameter. Can you imagine one of those things sticking into you? How could any man survive even just one of those things sticking out of his chest? This was a thought that occurred to self every time there was an arrow close-up.
  5. Cate Blanchett is sooo thin!
  6. Battle scenes, self could have done without.
  7. There was a bunch of feral kids hanging out in the forest, only one of whom had the great privilege of wearing a really fab mask seemingly made out of mud and twigs. Who was this kid? Why did only the one kid get to have a mask? Was it because he was the leader? Alas, do not expect this question to be answered by the movie, dear blog readers.
  8. What was Robin Hood’s real name? Self thought all along it was Robert Locksley, then this movie maintains he was actually called “Robert Longstride” (!!!) Self knows she will never find a satisfactory answer to this question unless she reads the big book of “Robin Hood” that she gave to son one year, and which he’s left in his room.
  9. But self did find the King John moments rather good.  (In contrast, Eleanor of Aquitaine was completely forgettable.  Couldn’t they have cast someone with the delicious camp malevolence of a Glenn Close?) Who is that English actor? Self finds it amazing that every time she watches a movie with English actors, they are never any one she has ever heard of. Exhibit A: Michael Fassbender.  Exhibit B:  Tom Wisdom. She imagines Britain must simply be crawling with competent actors. In fact, it has such a wealth of these types that no two British movies need ever have the same leading man — except, that is, for the ones starring Orlando Bloom, Jude Law, James McAvoy or Ewan McGregor.

Two out of four stars.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The life of B

Mainly through the lens of a Nikon

myguiltypleasures

welcome to my past, present and future mixed with whatever pops up right now

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce

GK Dutta

Be One... Make One...

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Fashion Not Fear

Fueling fearlessness through fashion and inspiration.

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery

transcribingmemory

Decades of her words.

John Oliver Mason

Observations about my life and the world around me.

InMyDirection

fiction, short story, writing, creative content

Insanity at its best!

Yousuf Bawany's Blog

lita doolan productions

Any old world uncovered by new writing

unbolt me

the literary asylum

CSP Archives

Archive of the CSP

The 100 Greatest Books Challenge

A journey from one end of the bookshelf to the other

%d bloggers like this: