Robin Hood * review *

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and visionary Director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) reunite for the untold story of the man behind the legend. In an age of oppression and shameless tyranny, an outlaw becomes the unlikely hero that saves a nation and inspires generations to fight for freedom. In this thrilling action adventure, "Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott are at their most entertaining since Gladiator" (Dan Jolin, Empire UK). Also starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.

I thought this was a great movie. I loved Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett made a fabulous leading lady. There was a ton of fairly intense battle scenes but it was actually a relatively family-friendly film... as long as the kids are old enough to not be bothered by the fighting. My kids are a little young for it still though. There was no bad language and no sex scenes which was nice for a change. The storyline was great and totally kept my interest the whole way through. This version of Robin Hood is not nearly as much of a "chick flick" as the  version I was rather obsessed with in my younger years but it was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple hours!

Thanks so much to Universal Studios Home Entertainment for sending me a review copy of this DVD.


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