9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Very Good entertaining Film, not a histroy lesson.,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Robin Hood / Gladiator Double Pack [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Firstly I will review the Robin Hood film which I found to be a good all round film with plenty of entertainment and yes a few Hollywood add-ons. For the history buffs the film actually feels like the period it is supposed to portray, as opposed to most "men in tights "Robin Hood films. The cloths, locations, scenery and set layouts all look like you are in the correct period. Also there is no real evidence that Robin Hood actually existing only in wandering minstrel tales where the legend emanated from. As with most legends this was undoubtedly built on over the years and represents the moral of good triumphing over evil. Ok the lost boys bit was a bit OTT as was the French ships with Normandy style landing craft, but this did not spoil my enjoyment as I just went with the flow.
Star of the Film Cate Blanchett without doubt, although Russell Crowe gives an impressive performance. The accents are incidental, due the fact if the film was made with authentic accents of the period (apart from not knowing how accurate they would be) most people would not be able to understand them.
As for Gladiator this new re-mastered version corrects all the previous faults with the original blu-ray version and just raises the films Kudos even higher. There is little point reiterating all the plaudits for this film just buy it and enjoy watching it again and again especially when Sunday afternoon TV is so boring as it usually is.
All in all this box set is well worth the money buy it and you will not be disappointed. Remember first and foremost these are entertainment movies not lessons in history.