ROBIN HOOD (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - MOVIES -

AL­WAYS DRAWS A LONG BOW, BUT OFTEN LACKS AIM, UK-US, 114 MIN

This umpteenth run-through of the an­cient Robin Hood le­gend (spoiler alert: he robs from the rich, and gives to the poor) gets a reck­less remix­ing for modern au­di­ences. What emerges is one nev­erend­ing mood swing of a movie, ex­cit­ingly overblown one minute, and er­rat­i­cally un­der­done the next. Taron Eger­ton (the cheeky up­start from the Kings­man flicks) is Robin of Lox­ley, a spoiled toff drafted to fight for Eng­land in the Cru­sades. Once back on home turf, Robin is mighty peeved to learn ev­ery­one thought he was dead, and that some have taken ad­van­tage. Now a sub­ver­sive man of the peo­ple, Robin plots his re­venge against the evil Sher­iff of Not­ting­ham (Ben Men­del­sohn hav­ing a hammy time) while win­ning back his ex-girl­friend Maid Mar­ian (Eve Hew­son) from the clutches of her new boyfriend (Jamie

Fifty Shades Dor­nan). The ac­tion se­quences have a wacky in­ten­sity that might win you over some­times, but a scrappy, pappy story will lose you over and over again. Co-stars Jamie Foxx.

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