The new trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood makes the classic tale look like child's play (one dead giveaway: no tights in sight). As you might expect, when you reteam Scott with his Gladiator star Russell Crowe, the result is gritty, bloody, and way more hard-edged than the Kevin Costner '90s version. The heavy metal music does feel like it's trying too hard — as one critic points out, it sounds like a car commercial — but I'm liking it. I would just like to see more of Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. Judging by the clip, I'm guessing this film is going light on the fluffy romance though.
The movie hits theaters on May 14, but take a peek at the video and tell me what you think when you read more.
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