The reviews for the new “Robin Hood” are out and reaction is not good. With over three dozen counted on Rotten Tomatoes so far, it stands at a woeful 16% and a 3.6/10 average rating and is falling fast.
The film, which stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, essentially tries to reinvent the story as almost a superhero origin tale. The critics weren’t buying it though, here’s a sampling of the reaction:
“There’s no flow to the combat, no sense behind the stunts, and no reason to invest in any of the empty noise around them. “Robin Hood” just strobes between boredom and absurdity so fast that it starts constantly providing both at once.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“This movie steals so much from Batman Begins that Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer should sue for copyright infringement.” – Dan Murrell, Screen Junkies
“Reboots and remakes are meant to introduce a new audience to a classic tale with fresh ideas and storylines that make the story relevant to modern audiences. “Robin Hood” doesn’t even try.” – Yolanda Machado, TheWrap
“In a just world, everyone involved in this mess would be required to perform some sort of public penance.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“Guy Ritchie’s insufferable King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is John Boorman’s Excalibur by comparison. Fortunately, Robin Hood is a whole 10 minutes shorter.” – Mike Cecchini, Den of Geek
“Robin Hood” opens in cinemas on Friday.