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In This Life or the Next

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 15, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | December 15, 2009 |

Ridley Scott! Russell Crowe! Historical (sort of) epic action! Can you blame them? The last time they got together they got Oscars for their trouble, little shiny gold validation dolls. What’s that? A Good Year? If a movie is made and then forgotten by everyone but Wikipedia, was it really ever made?

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. There are swords, slow motion, yelling, and a bad ass Russell Crowe. And it’s about Robin Hood because that’s its title, although you don’t get much sense of the stealing from the rich, giving to the poor core of that story. Verdict? A meh trailer, but one that doesn’t necessarily detract from the potential fun of the movie.

I’m also going to go out on a credibility destroying limb here and admit that I have an irrational fondness generally for the Robin Hood myth and specifically for Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Don’t judge me, it had Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, and Christian fricking Slater.

(TK actually found this trailer but the authorities found his lair this morning and he is now making for the border on a white stallion)

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.