I can appreciate a “so bad it’s good” movie, though Robin Hood successfully quashes any ironic entertainment potential and instead provides an unbearable affront to the basest taste and intelligence. Robin Hood is the grown-up version of a teenage LARPer who decided to point a camcorder on his buddies and himself during a heavy roleplaying sesh in the woods—I mean heavy. An English soldier has his eyes gouged out in the first scene. Though the production value and gore far surpasses camcorders, don’t question why the filmmakers didn’t allocate their budget to more important things like script, actors, and any audio taken during the shoots themselves. Not to say that the use of 3D isn’t an artistic choice on the part of the director: you feel like you are staring at those electric, holographic light pictures of moving waterfalls and bamboo landscapes that they sell at the mall. The jury’s out on whether Maid Marian’s negligent care of her highlights were a conscious decision. Her historical counterpart would never let her roots get that bad.
Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood 3D
Writer: Oliver Krekel
Director: Oliver Krekel
Producers: Nadine Krekel, Ralf Buxa
Cast: Martin Thon, Carolina Grigorov, Ramona Kuen