A new film from director Otto Bathurst in 4k quality. You can also find and download UHD content in different genres.Hardened by the war, the Crusader and his Moorish commander arrange a defiant rebellion against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling battle adventure filled with sandy feats on the battlefield, a stunning battle choreography and an eternal romance.
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No wonder that such a famous adventure hero as Robin Hood has gone to the people. And it is not surprising that this story is returned time after time. Robin Hood: The Beginning of 2018 is great for its time: Robin from Locksley here is represented by a young man of attractive appearance, hardly having a common share with the disadvantaged British. Adventurer on the fifth point is presented in a sharp, modern (but not rethought) version of the famous fairy tale. In practice, everything turns out to be much more prosaic and sadder: some objectification of characters and the degradation of heroes to scant images, an abundance of stereotypes of the genre, a weak script and strange cinematography in the style of Â300 Spartans, which is not very suitable for this particular film.
ÂTo rob the rich and hand out gold to the poor, well, these days it may seem like a boring motivational factor, so Start has focused on a love story. The only redistribution of wealth in the film is due to Robin’s love feelings for Marian. Ah, the happiness of the young was short-lived: they call Robin into the army. Instead of the M16, the future robber armed himself with a bow (although scenes of gunfights hint at brave warriors in some Iraq) and went to defend their homeland … for the sake of all Americans killed during the Crusades, apparently. The war did not break Robin, and on the way to England, he also saved the little Black John John, only so that the latter would become for the young man a mentor of the Yoda level. The last comparison is more successful than ever: Ben Mendelssohn, who again put on the Star Wars costume and got rid of moral constraints, acted as a villain for the returning disgraced nobleman.
ÂRobin Hood: The Beginning is, of course, ridiculous from the very beginning, although the charisma of the leading actors and testosterone from the action is enough to keep the audience interested for a while. The first thing to be aware of in this new presentation of the old hero is a kind of presentation of the narrative in the style of cinema comics. Robin from Locksley in this film adaptation became a sort of village Batman without a convincing background: the most enviable bachelor of the whole kingdom spends time dressing up as a thief and robbing local sheds. Yes, only Marian’s heart couldnÂt steal him: a rather weak love triangle was added to the script.
Most of the approaches of the “Beginnings” do not flow beyond the framework of the traditional adventure film. However, to make the film more prominent, the creators began to experiment with modern references and aphorisms. Yes, yes, the sheriff of Nottingham at some point quotes George Bush (“They hate us for our freedom!”), Thickly hinting at the Saracen Muslims. What about the greedy cardinal plotting his plot about the war machine of England? ÂRobin Hood: The Beginning is struggling to show how political he is and, as they say, in a trend that completely devalues the tale in the center of the story. And, what is most strange, this is presented in an exceptionally serious way: there is nothing witty or outstanding here.
In general, the action was a success, but at times it is too fake and mechanical. ItÂs hard to believe that something serious is at stake, because the actors … itÂs not that they donÂt try, itÂs hard to believe in them. Ben Mendelsohn plays a one-dimensional villain; Yves Hewson always looks sexually stressed, although the role of the fatal beauty does not go to her; Jamie Fox seems angry and angry at the film set from the stupidity of being forced to speak; and the budding Theron Edgerton in the role of Robin, well, looks more like a boy who was assigned to male work.
Whether ÂThe Beginning is the weakest film about Robin Hood is a moot point. The story of a noble robber is always good, and it seems especially successful for a society in which certain shocks take place, however, attempts to actualize this tale turned into a too shaky and sloppy scenario. It seems that the ÂBeginning does not motivate anything: the viewer has no desire to penetrate passionately into a familiar story, because instead of a new approach to the characters, they relied on a rollicking action and unnecessary references to anyone. The gloom and severity that permeated Robin Hood: The Beginning make the film look more like a screen version of some non-existent video game, and even in this context, this technique is still less seriously taken than similar elements in previous films (Robin Hood: Princes of Thieves “Kevin Reynolds and Robin Hood by Ridley Scott). The creators reasoned that our era needed another, more comic-like hero, and this, in turn, could almost be a debasement of the original material … although who knows?
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10+
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)