England's legendary outlaw Robin Hood returns to cinemas this week in yet another reincarnation of the heroic thief famous for stealings from the rich to give to the poor. Indeed the modern generation consuming entertainment media would most certainly have come across Robin Hood in cinema or television as one of the most popularly adapted medieval folklore that's royalty free. For the Gen-X, 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves led by Kevin Costner may be their benchmark to compare subsequent iterations against, despite being overly Americanised, e.g. Costner's Robin barely sounded English! Fast forward almost two decades to 2010, the Millennials may identify closer to Director Ridley Scott's big budget Robin Hood with Australian Russell Crowe in the leading role supported by an all-star cast.
|Taron Egerton is Robin of Loxley, born into privilege but loses everything whilst away in at war in the Crusades.|
|The not-so-little John (Jamie Fox) is a hardened warrior fighting from the opposite side of the Crusades.|
|Marian, far from damsel in distress.|
|Will Scarlet is a rising community leader of the Mines.|
|This friar eparts from the classic rotund bald Tuck|
|The ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham is all out for wealth & power.|
|Armed only with bow and arrow, Robin becomes Nottingham's most wanted outlaw known as the Hood.|
Here are snippets of Egerton's training with Andersen translating to real archery stunts seen in the movie:
Andersen was especially gratified by how Egerton devoted himself to becoming as speedy and accurate an archer as he possibly could. So for you highly motivated readers who like to try your hand at this sport, check out Eureka Archery locally based in Klang Valley.
|For the ladies who can't get enough of Christian Grey, take some liberties to swoon over this medieval version of him.|
The Malaysian Premiere for Robin Hood was held earlier this week at TGV 1 Utama. Special guests included hunky dudes for the search of Malaysia's version of Robin Hood (please steal from Jho Low and gift back to us ya?) as well as the Hood himself.
|Candidates for Malaysia's Robin Hood.|
|Look-a-like or not?|
Look out for these two characters transported from Nottingham to visit the following TGV Cinemas this weekend:
Also be rewarded for watching Robin Hood at TGV Cinemas by receiving a free poster for two tickets purchased as well as stand a chance to win movie premiums and TGIF dining vouchers via their Facebook contest (ends 23 October):
Similar movie premiums are also available vis GSC Cinemas Facebook contest (ends Sunday 25 November):
Over at MBO they are offering a Robin Hood member card for their Allstar club (it's Free):
Robin Hood is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Enjoy the ride!