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Old 01-06-2010, 11:44
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I probably would have gone to see the film if it had stuck to that original idea
Me too, that sounds really good. I hope someone rebuys it and we can see that film one day.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:49
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I would go for that too.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:04
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I have seen a few trailers and numerous clips.

I will reserve final judgement until I see the film... but from what I've heard the accent is spot on.

People who have never been to or heard a Nottinghamshire accent really can't say it sounds bad if you ask me. He obviously had a voice coach and trained to sound like that so I doubt its wrong.

What's annoying is these critics saying his accent is dodgy have probably never been above London in their lives and don't actually know how people speak in Notts.

But again, I haven't seen the film
For almost all of the first half, he sounded Irish. There were moments when he did sound more Nottingham/Yorkshire, but they were few and far between.

He also spoke in a low grunt throughout.

I would suggest that Gerard Butler should have aimed for a Nottingham accent when he did PS I Love You. Might have helped.
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Old 08-10-2010, 18:14
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just seen this on dvd .

it's the director's cut .

hmm - it's ok , but it goes on a bit and isn't very exciting . Crowe's accent is all over the place .

even tho it takes it's time there are certain bits which seem rushed thru , particularly the end where King John goes back on his word .
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Old 11-05-2011, 14:47
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Hmm..... good enough on it's own as a medieval action film but I really don't think the "Robin Hood" backstory added much to the film. It could have been any old warrior.



About the accent... I read that people were giving Crowe stick about it and also that he got upset with people about it.



Where was he supposed to be from? Nottingham? Derbyshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire (Doncaster)?



Well, for my ears it sounded like an amalamation of celtic. A bit of Irish and Welsh coming through.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:12
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Saw this last night. Baffled as to how the same director can be responsible for Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and then this film. It wasn't great. Perhaps it was the location or the budget but it just felt cheap to me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:28
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Saw this last night. Baffled as to how the same director can be responsible for Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and then this film. It wasn't great. Perhaps it was the location or the budget but it just felt cheap to me.
I think that Ridley Scott is quite inconsistent, often going from great to crap and back again.
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Old 02-01-2013, 17:29
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I thought it was reasonable. A good idea to show the build up to Robin becoming an outlaw, rather than starting from him being in sherwood already.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:12
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gave up on it in the end, was confused at what was going on, the story was changed so much, think its running time was too long aswell, may give it another try one day though
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Old 03-01-2013, 14:27
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Always enjopy a Robin Hood film. Hell I even love Costner's version and that committed the cardinal sin of having American accents in a film when the New world hadn't even been discovered by old world sailors (expect for possibly a Welsh prince and some vikings, but you know what I mean)

"There was a young maaaaaan from Nottighaaaaam."
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:36
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Did they make enough to warrant a sequel? Is there any word on one? It kinda set them up for Robin Hood 2.

Incidentally, has Hollywood ever made a Robin Hood sequel?
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:02
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Always enjopy a Robin Hood film. Hell I even love Costner's version and that committed the cardinal sin of having American accents in a film when the New world hadn't even been discovered by old world sailors (expect for possibly a Welsh prince and some vikings, but you know what I mean)

"There was a young maaaaaan from Nottighaaaaam."
Well Scott's version had accents from Liverpool, Manchester, Ireland, Scotland, Birmingham, Wales... and that was just Russell Crowe...
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:04
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I heard an interview on the radio where Russell got very peed off at the interviewer sticking to the point about the accents and not actually about the film itself.
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Old 04-01-2013, 16:39
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I had wanted to like this film but it has some of the worst pacing I have ever seen.
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Old 08-01-2013, 00:45
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saw it on new years day .....and it BORED ME RIGID!!!

and i was looking forward to it AND i even liked prometheus too!
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:23
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It was boring. I liked what Scott was trying to do but it was so tedious, and Cate Blanchett's character was repellent and predictable. Crowe, like Orlando Bloom in 'Kingdom of Heaven', was woefully miscast too.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:11
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Orlando Bloom would have made a better Robin Hood.


Robin Hood needs to be fairly light in tone. Not dark and gritty. Prince of Thieves got the tone right, even though casting Kevin Costner as the lead was a dumb idea.
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