ROBIN HOOD (12A)
THE Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn) issues a draft notice to Lord Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton, pictured) to fight in the Crusades in Arabia. During four gruelling years away from his sweetheart Marian (Eve Hewson), Robin is battle-hardened by his experiences under Commander Guy Gisbourne (Paul Anderson).
Robin witnesses brutality perpetrated by the English against enemy prisoners and defies his comrades to protect a Moor called John ( Jamie Foxx), whose son is tortured.
Robin returns to Nottingham in disgrace and learns that the Sheriff has falsely reported his death and seized his assets. A grief-stricken Marian is now in the arms of community leader Will Tillman ( Jamie Dornan). Heartbroken and enraged by the hand that fate has dealt him, Robin trains with John to overthrow the Sheriff, whose war taxes have impacted the poorest in society.