Saturday, May 22, 2010

Robin Hood

This version of Robin Hood tells the story of the legend of Robin Hood before he becomes Robin Hood. He was Robin Longstride, an archer in King's Richard's army which is currently in France in a long strenuous war that left everyone bone-tired. King Richard died from an arrow that struck him at the neck and Robin together with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John decided to hurry back to England.

On the way home, they encounter Robert Loxley who is ambushed in an attack by Geoffrey who plans with the french to invade England. Loxley, dying asks Robin to deliver the crown and returns his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Robin disguised himself as Robert Loxley and manage to sail back to England and delivers the crown and John was crowned King John, Richard's useless, mean and greedy brother. He then continues his way to Notthingham to deliver the sword to Walter and encounters with Marion, Robert Loxley's wife. Walter then asks Robin to impersonate Robert so that his land will not be confiscated by the crown.

Geoffrey meanwhile worms his way into the King's service and acts as the new Marshall to collect taxes and using the name of King John tries to stir oppositions on the King by burning down villages and killing innocent villagers to create havoc in England in hopes of making it easier for the French. Walter who knew Robin's father tells him about his father who wrote "Rise and rise again until lambs become lions" and hopes to unite the barons for a better society and make England a fairer country for all. Unfortunately, Walter was killed by Geoffrey in a raid at Notthingham. Robin together with the barons and the King John rallied and successfully thwarts the invasion of the French and avenged Walter by putting an arrow straight into Geoffrey.

King John who had promised a fairer country for all when the barons rallied backs out of his promise and declared Robin as an outlaw and to be hunted for the rest of his life. Thus, together with his friends and Marion, Robin joins the orphans who made a life in the greenwood and live as Robin Hood which is where the legends begins.

There's been a few version of Robin Hood. There's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and a funny comedy version Robin Hood: Men in Tights which was really funny and stupid. I watch both version and like them both. Can't compare them because they don't tell the same story. One is before the legend and the other two was after. It's up to you to decide which you like more.

Me...I prefer the funny one as it gave me lots of laughter because it was plain stupid...LOL

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