All in all, this was an OK film to watch. It fulfiled my craving for Knights and sword fights but what it failed to do was have anything to do with Robin Hood. I think Robin fired 5 arrows thoughout the whole film and the merry men where, as far as I could make out, a bunch of kids living in the forest.
However, we never find out because the story stops just as it gets going - and then all is revealed: these are the events that lead to the legend of Robin Hood. Oh... oh, OK then - But I wanted to watch a film about Robin Hood? In fact, I found it a slightly odd experience watching the film because I kept expecting certain things to happen but they never did.
Russel Crowe's accent was absolutely terrible (when he bothered to put one on) and there were cringe worthy attempts at commedy which appeared as randomly as Russle's accent - but all in all the film was quite enjoyable in Knights and armour kind of way... just don't expect anything to do with Robin Hood. In fact I'd have enjoyed it more I think, if they had just called it something else altogether.
All in all the film was nothing like I was expecting; in two ways. Firstly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. And secondly, it had nothing to do with Robin Hood other than a few of the characters having names from the orignal tale. That, said though - bring on part 2, and it might get interesting. I would certainly watch a part two, so it can't have been all bad.
The Blu Ray was excellent quality, and I watched the director's cut which seemed to go on and on... and on... and then on some more (but not in a bad way), so you get your money's worth. My only complaint is this felt more like the 1st part of a Robin Hood trilogy.