Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood Trailer Starring Russell Crowe


Here we go… the first official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood has hit the web a few days earlier than expected, and I believe it will also debut in theatres along with James Cameron’s Avatar. I know a lot of people are looking forward to this as it reteams Ridley Scott with Russell Crowe in an action movie setting reminiscent of Gladiator. The trailer certainly plays up the action angle above all else, featuring plenty of gritty, slow-mo battle sequences set to a little bit of rock music. Zack Snyder would be proud.

I guess it does the job as far as proving that this is a new take on the character we haven’t necessarily seen before. It’s hard to say much else at this point, but I’m definitely on board with the adaptation thus far. The movie also co-stars Mark Strong, Matthew Macfadyen, Kevin Durand, Danny Huston, William Hurt, and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. What do you think? Robin Hood hits theatres on May 14th; check out the trailer after the jump.

Update: You can also watch it in HD over at Apple.com.

  • wow first time I’ve ever been underwhelmed by a Scott trailer. is it just me or is the smoke and shafts of light starting to feel really dated – that trailer feels like it was made in 1989. and the tree falling seems like a direct copy of Where the Wild Things Are. Scott, ever the AD man, ends the trailer with Robin Hood covered in blood, oooooooooooooooooh so dangerous and exciting, whatever.

  • Henrik

    That last shot is pretty ridiculous.

  • But is it more ridiculous than Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves?

  • Henrik

    Good question. But at least Kevin Costner has a sense of humour to him to better carry the cheese. Russell Crowe is one of the most humourless personalities on screen!

  • Henrik

    That being said, Prince of Thieves was a pretty bad movie in my opinion, this will probably be better. They just ramped it up to 11 in the trailer for the 300 fanboys who think Russell Crowe’s a badass, hopefully.

  • it also feels like left over footage from Kingdom of Heaven. can we see a tree please! that is kind of important to Robin Hood. I know England is hurting in the tree department right now but at one time there was more forests.

  • Marc

    Hell yeah, count me in!

  • Napalm

    agreed with Rus about the smoke and shaft of light thing. it’s been done to death, especially in these medieval style movies. nothing new here, the visuals are dated and bland. even the action looks lazy! NOT INTERESTED!

  • Big Hungry

    I am not sold yet. So far I will wait for a cold beer sitting at home to watch this.

  • Can’t lie: stoked for this.
    The look is pure Ridley, it’s true.
    Maybe this will turn out to be just a near shot-for-shot rehash of Gladiator and/or Kingdom of Heaven, idk.
    Maybe he should change his style, if it would please eye-rolling, jaded-by-everything internet snarks, idk.
    Maybe doing this (another historical epic), to be followed by another Alien suggests that Scott is treading water, running on fumes, no longer willing/able to push boundaries/envelopes. We shall see.
    I still think this looks fun though. I’m in.

  • Derek

    Looks like it’s gonna be a Rated R Robin Hood flick, done by a damn good director. Good trailer or not, I’m down for seein it.

  • KYriakos

    The gladiator part 2

  • xego

    Well..I am ok with it. Another mid-range “sword and sandal” pic. I am pretty forgiving of this type of film, I don’t go in expecting greatness. If I want greatness I will watch “Ben-Hur” I just hope they don’t do that music …I don’t know how to describe it but you know like “Black Hawk Down” some Arab woman wailing in key. I am seriously tired of that.

  • xego

    Oh yeah, I meant to add that I recently re-watched “Robin Hood Prince of Thieves” I only had a VHS copy lol. I remember seeing this in the theater a great date movie, I even married the girl. But I divorced her too so no accounting for taste. that being said, I liked it. I mean Morgan Freeman as the Moor. How did they approach him with this idea…ah Morg we want you to play the only Black guy. And of course Alan Rickman was a hoot…good fun come on people don’t be so serious…they don’t call it Film JUNK for nothing.

  • Hugo

    Unlike some Robin Hoods. I can speak with an english accent.

  • Sly

    Nothing will ever come close to 1938’s “The Adventures of Robin Hood”

  • James

    I love Crowe, Blanchett, and Scott…..but I am not loving this trailer.

    Maybe I always pictured Robin Hood being lighter material. Or, at least not THIS dark.

  • xego

    Ya Douglas Fairbanks is the iconic Robin Hood. I would like to see what that looks like in BLu ray.

  • tiger tim

    It’s been years since Crowe’s brought us
    anything inspired. He’s MADE his money.
    WHY is he wasting valuable time on such
    routine, retread slop as this? –ESP. in 2010
    on the once again ‘mysteriously overlooked’
    60th Anniversary of the epic, urgently relevant
    —indeed, STILL unfolding —KOREAN WAR…