Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood and Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood are looking over the shoulder of Ridley Scott’s Robin Longstride.
So rather cleverly, the movie is a sort of prequel to these and may justly be titled “The making of Robin Hood”. It ends at the beginning.
This is the twenty-first century Robin Hood — an older, cynical, born-again-democrat Robin, who robs the rich to give to the poor, and sleeps on the couch while Marion takes the bed.
Russell Crowe is here in his “Gladiator” avatar — fighting and winning. Every time.