Ebert has posted his review of Ridley Scott’s new Robin Hood movie here. His thoughts pretty much mirror mine going back several months when I first saw the trailer, “Braveheart called; it wants its plot back.” His review opens with these lines:
Little by little, title by title, innocence and joy is being drained out of the movies.
Well how ’bout that. Sounds like Ebert should be reading my blog 🙂 Anywho, back when I first heard this new travesty movie was coming out, I read a fantastic take on the Robin Hood legend which contained both innocence and wonder, as well as a whole bunch of imagination and craft. It’s by Stephen Lawhead, and it’s actually a trilogy. The titles are called Hood, Scarlet, and Tuck. They’re all great reads. Here’s a link.