TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - May 3, 2018
It wasn't all that long ago—2010 to be exact—that Ridley Scott attempted to make Robin Hood relevant again and failed miserably. However, now that Arrow has become a smash hit television show, the owners of the Robin Hood property must have thought that now was a better time to make the character relevant again via a new film and a hot young star, Kingsman's Taron Egerton, in the lead role. Seriously though, that costume is a straight rip-off of the one from Arrow. They could honestly market this as Arrow: The Motion Picture.
British director Otto Bathurst—who directed the very first Black Mirror episode, "The National Anthem"—makes his feature directorial debut with this film, clearly taking more than a couple of cues from Guy Ritchie's frantic, handheld, impossibly choreographed action playbook. There's also an all-star cast along for the ride including Jamie Foxx as Little John, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet, and Bono's daughter Eve Hewson as Maid Marian.
Of course, for my money, the only reason to get excited about this one is to see Ben Mendelsohn in action as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Dude plays scumbags better than anyone, and despite wrestling with those awful fake teeth, he was still my favorite part of Ready Player One.