Review by Richard Caldwell
Love and war always have an interesting connection. Love is a vibrant feeling of extreme affection. However, war is the battle for that affection. The two share a mutual partner known as power. Love is powerful and war is the fight for control of that power. The latest adaptation of “Robin Hood” examines the connection between all three.
I’ve always loved the story of Robin Hood. Robin’s take for the rich and give to the poor mentality has always been inspiring. The new film continues to tell that tale, but from a fresh approach. An approach that dives into what is really important to Robin. That would be his love for Maid Marian. Robin loves Marian, but duty pulls him away from her.
This film is really masterful in the telling of this old tale. Both Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx are phenomenal in this film. The cinematography and soundtrack is amazing. Otto Bathurst did a wonderful job at updating this story. I think this is a film that will stand the test of time and go down in history as being one of the best in franchise history. Long live Robin of Locksley!