A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Studio: Lionsgate
Year: 2019
Release Date: February 19, 2019
Run time: 116 mins
Rating: PG-13

Audio: Dolby Atmos mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 4KBD/1 BD
Region: A

After watching this, I got the feeling the studio was trying to setup a “super-hero” type franchise, and missed the mark a little. The setting of the movie is a little confusing. Feeling like a fantasy take on the Robin Hood story, which I can imagine put a load of people off. Really enjoyed the action scenes. Fast and well-paced, in my opinion. Ben Mendelsohn (Sheriff of Nottingham) must have had a lot of fun playing the role, trying to be the baddest of the bad. Why is he always cast as a villain? As is F. Murray Abraham as the Cardinal, who is corrupt to his very core. Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlet), Eve Hewson (Marian) and Jamie Foxx (Little John) were a little meh. But I did like Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck.

Movie Content: 7/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 2160p with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. ‘Robin Hood’ encompasses both dark and light atmosphere in content as it does on print. Lionsgate did a fantastic job with bringing the world of ‘Robin Hood’ to life. I’ve played every single game in the series and this was a total spectacle from start to finish from the mansion all the way to the chase in the jungle. I found colors to be strong throughout the entire presentation. Colors are strong especially with the addition of HDR. The colors green and browns do take center stage. Blacks are deep, especially in the darker looking scenes. Fleshtones have a natural look and feel to them. Details are excellent throughout holding a very strong look and feel. There is no print damage either which is fantastic.
Video Quality: 9/10

The audio mix is presented in Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix. ‘Robin Hood’ has a nice mix between actions and dialogue driven scenes throughout. When there is transition from dialogue to actions scenes it is a seamless transition fitting so well. This is a nice sound mix as one would expect during the action sequences. I felt several times that I was in the middle of some of the action in my living room that the sound was that good. Dialogue is centered properly through the center channel providing a nice deep clarity.
Audio Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Outlaws and Auteurs: Reshaping Robin Hood [HD]
  • Outtakes [HD]
  • Deleted Scenes [HD]

Special Features: 7/10

The Final Word

This movie isn’t perfect in any aspect but it is fun mindless entertainment and it definitely isn’t as bad as the majority of critics have been saying. They tried to do something new with a story that has been done numerous times.
Overall Rating: 8/10