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Are You Ready to Be ... Who You Are?

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | December 22, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | December 22, 2009 |

Last week, I believe, we featured the new trailer for Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood, and if you missed it the post, don’t bother looking it up (but for Steven’s line: “Apparently set in an alternate history in which time only moves in slow motion, the trailer reveals not the slightest substantial thing about the movie in any way.”) This new International trailer basically proves what Hollywood marketers think of Americans as compared to Europeans — we get super slo mo, a terrible rock song, and no inkling of what the movie is about, and the Europeans get a trailer for a staid action movie that reveals just enough of the plot to turn me off of the film, in addition to poor Cate Blanchett who is way too elegant a woman to be waving around a sword like she just don’t care.

In other words, it looks kind of like Gladiator with a bow and an arrow, and screenwriter Brian Helgeland is already a frontrunner for worst line of 2010:

“Are you ready to be … who you are?”

Man, what kind of dumbass thing is that to say. (Though, I suppose it’s hardly worse than, “I see you!”

Here’s the international trailer for Robin Hood.

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