ROBIN HOOD (M) 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 never-ending 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 spoilt 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 of the situation. Now a subversive man of the people, Robin plots his revenge against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham while winning back his exgirlfriend Maid Marian from the clutches of her new boyfriend. The action sequences have a wacky intensity that might win you over but a scrappy, pappy story will lose you over and over.