Reaction to the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood was mixed, to say the least. Scott’s name will generally sell a movie by itself but the dark, washed out trailer didn’t seem to excite too many people on the grim n’ gritty flick.
But wait, there’s still hope! Yahoo! Movies UK has just premiered the international trailer, which gives you more story, more action, and a complete absence of generic metal riffs. There’s also 200% more archery and it also don’t waste half of the running time trying to spook you needlessly. Head on over there to check it out.
‘Robin Hood’ chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
Robin Hood hits theaters May 14th.
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