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Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Robin Hood' Trailer #2 Arrives Looking Good


Universal shot out the new trailer for "Robin Hood" today, and I'm happy to say that it's better than the previous one.

The trailer moves away from the feeling that it is another Ridley Scott epic retread and focuses on story and character, giving some limelight to the thespians. Very few actors are able to give rousing speeches like Russell Crowe, and here it looks like we may have several.

It still seems to be very serious, which is not a bad thing, but part of the reason why the Robin Hood legend took hold was not only the idea of one man rebelling against authority but the way it poked fun at the unjust king. Meaning the whole thing, on a storytelling level, was mirthful. The trailer shows a glimmer of that in one scene where King John, putting up a wanted poster, asks for a nail and gets an arrow instead.

Here it is: