Robin Hood

Robin Hood - which as far as I can tell seems to be the unofficial sequel to Gladiator - is getting roundly panned by critics today.

It has more or less been called unhappy, dirty, mucky, boring, dull, and not actually Robin Hood.

All of these are possibly true, and I was just about ready to give up and say I would not bother seeing this one in theaters, and then I read this in the NYT:

"You may have heard that Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but that was just liberal media propaganda. This Robin is no socialist bandit practicing freelance wealth redistribution, but rather a manly libertarian rebel striking out against high taxes and a big government scheme to trample the ancient liberties of property owners and provincial nobles. Don’t tread on him!"

Hmmm... sounds kind of good actually...

And then it goes on to spend a lot of time talking about how the movie makes fun of French surrender monkeys... which is even better.

So granted it is meant to be a lumbering slow movie with over the top battles and poorly developed characters. But it is libertarian and anti-French, how bad could it be?

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