Saturday, September 25, 2010


This evening I rented the film Robinhood with Russel Crowe, a movie that I have been eagerly anticipating since the first time I saw a preview. I think this is an absolutely fantastic movie, and I strongly recommend that people rent it. You will enjoy yourself, as I did. Given that 75% of my relatives were living on the British Isles at the time of this legend, it is a story that has long grabbed my interest. Robinhood allegedly existed within 100 years of William Wallace, albeit earlier, so one story feeds into the other. Is there any connection between the "men of the hood" and the Scottish revolution? I would like to know, and perhaps you can tell me.


  1. Sorry bud, I've got nothing! But both films (Braveheart and Robin Hood - Russell Crowe version) are amazing. Can't believe the critics didn't think much of this one. Very mesmerizing.

  2. Thanks for the posting Iceman. My wife and I are eagerly anticipating this movie.

    Hinch. Stor. - Don't be surprised that the critics didn't like this movie. I've stoppped reading reviews in the newspaper. Any movie with a picogram of testosterone gets a bad review. Not surprising when the reviewer is a journalist.

  3. I loved it!

    At first I couldn't think of why we needed another Robin Hood movie but then I watched it. The Kevin Costner film is garbage compared to that.

  4. I recommend the Mel Brooks "Men in Tights" for comic relief regarding Robin Hood.

    In a Battle Royal Cage Match who would win?

    Mel "I had wee bit too much to drink" Gibson

    Kevin "Screen hero of Waterworld" Costner

    Russel "Place my call or else" Crowe

    I am going with R.C.

  5. Robin Hood is remembered, not as a champion of propery, but as a champion of need, not as a defender of the robbed, but as a provider of the poor. He is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth he did not own...

    Atlas Shrugged

    But if you have to watch it, I prefer the Errol Flynn version!