Robin Hood, 2010 version
I watched most of the Russel Crowe version; I didn't read the program notes so I was intiially puzzled where Kevin Costner went.
The phottography is wonderful. The plot dull & plodding (I left 15 minutes before it ended) and character development shallow.
What astonished me the most was the fact that the French developed oar-powered LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry) complete with front ramp which was let down to allow troops & horses to disembark. I certainly admire the strength & stamina the 12 or 14 oarsmen had to row the LCI across the English Channel (at least 90 miles and, at 3 kts, a good 30-hour pull or more. What's more, upon landfall, the crews lept from their crafts and entered battle (they rowed clad in helmuts & armor.) It's a good thing Hitler never realized this 13th centuary French amphibious assault technology.
Last edited by Kirk; 05-15-2012 at 05:25.
We ain't come this far just to dump this thing in the drink. What's the nearest target of opportunity?
- Maj. Kong