Beyond Sherwood Forest
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Fair warning, if you only enjoy movies about legends and medieval settings that are 100% historically accurate then you are simply going to hate this movie.
Sorry, it cannot be helped.
Move along, move along, there is nothing to see here for you.
For those of you that enjoy a romp outside firmly bounded, scripted interpretations of legendary themes, press on!
"Beyond Sherwood Forest" is a play on the traditional Robin Hood tale, except that Robin's father is killed by Malcolm (played by Julian Sands) while the Sheriff and his men are out hunting a dragon.
It turns out that the dragon is a lycanthrope played by Katharine Isabelle. Malcolm captures the woman and keeps her imprisoned for thirteen years.
Julian Sands does a fantastic job as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. What Sands does with a glance would take many actors three pages of dialogue. He comes off as both ruthless while still not entirely understanding the forces that he is using. (I will not spoil the movie, but his choice of an "insurance policy" from the dragon is top flight and makes sense.)
Robin Dunne does an entirely adequate job of playing Robin Hood. The story is a bit different than traditional versions. Robin is not a nobleman in this version; so, Robin does not have to have an underlying noble ethic or air. The local townspeople grow to hate Robin for the troubles that he brings on them from the royalty. This is utterly logical. I like it!
While not as odious as the rapping scenes from "a Knight's Tale," Erica Durance plays a strictly anachronistic Maid Marian.Read more ›
Although I didn't care for the killing off of Friar Tuck I thought it had its interesting takes on the Robin Hood mythos. Robin Dunne was adequate as Robin of Locksley and Erica Durance made an adventurous Marian.
I think a larger budget could have made the scenery more convincing but I understand in this day that money is tight.
Over all, i was satisfied with this made for TV straight to DVD movie.
It has a certain affable charm.
It's entertaining but unchallenging.
I enjoyed it, mindful of its TV limitations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This isn't exactly the best Robin Hood movie I've ever seen, but it's certainly one of the most imaginative. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carolina West
I thought this was an interesting new take on the old story of Robin Hood. Definitely one of the better Syfy movies.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
For those who want a historically accurate depiction of the Legend of Robin Hood....Seriously? When the trailer and cover feature a dragon?!? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ryuu