First Trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Is All Action
12.15.09 by REELZ
The dirt and grime of medieval warfare is front and center in the international trailer for Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. We get a peek at a series of well choreographed battle scenes, featuring Russell Crowe as, for all intents and purposes, the gladiator of Sherwood Forest. Life in this re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend is clearly nasty, brutish and short, with bodies strewn across the battlefield and soldiers in full armor hacking away at one another in the surf.
The one bit of voice-over featured here has Crowe vowing to "rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." Again, all very reminiscent of his iconic role in Gladiator. But if it's done well, that's hardly a bad thing. Along the way we also get a first look at Cate Blanchett as Robin Hood's love Maid Marian, who, in the trailer (and in some separately released photos), looks as much battle-ready as beautiful.