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Why every American should see Robin Hood

July 2, 2010

I know, it’s late. I saw Robin Hood on its last night at the Blue Mouse Theatre, a small-screen redux venue. But the DVD will be out soon, and no one should miss out on the new Robin Hood movie, because this rendition features Robin Hood as the taxpayer’s champion. Strange, yes, but then, this is not a Hollywood production.

The latest Robin Hood big-screen spectacular is not your usual social gospel according to Robin Hood. The notion that it’s okay to rob the rich to give to the poor is utterly mothballed. The new Robin Hood movie portrays the rich as caring for the poor by providing work; and it rings in a message as clear as the tinkle of a gold penny that it’s not okay for the sovereign to rob the rich through high taxes, and to waste the nation’s wealth on his own lascivious lifestyle and distracting international campaigns.

Even if you are not usually big on Russell Crowe, he is honestly a 1000-gold-piece Robin Hood. And Max von Sydow, Cate Blanchett, and William Hurt are worth anybody’s DVD dime.

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