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The Domestic Trailer was released just a week ago, now today see’s the release of the International trailer, providing us with a lot more dialogue and an brief outline of the plot. So far reactions have been mixed in England to this (from what I’ve been hearing), which is kind of where I stand, on one hand it’s Russell Crowe he’s great at these roles (see Gladiator for proof) and Ridley Scott is not too shabby of a director when it comes to historical epics either (see Gladiator and Kingdom Of Heaven for proof). But on the negative side why isn’t Robin Hood an English actor (Sean Bean, Paddy Considine, Dominic West, Daniel Craig, Jim Sturgess, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy ect). I’m still definitely gonna check it out and after some thought I don’t give a monkeys what country the actor is from, as long as the film is good!

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.