Whereas other Robin Hood movies featured A-list stars like Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe, the new version stars Taron Edgerton, who is isn't a household name (yet). That will change with this would-be franchise as well as his upcoming portrayal of another famous Brit, Elton John in Rocketman.
Robin Hood's iconic weapon of choice is a now high-powered, fast-shooting bow that looks straight out of the Sierra Trading Post catalog.
The high-powered archery in this film feels very accurate and visceral. If you fire an arrow out of a regular bow, you can easily see it coming and put up a shield, but the new technique of high-powered shooting used in this film makes the attack unpredictable, akin to hand-to-hand combat. An enemy might be able to stop one arrow, but it's the second and third that come in too quickly to stop them all.
Jaime Foxx is African-American, so him playing Little John is brave, woke casting choice that we would like to see more of.
The clean, sleek costuming looks like it's from a Robin Hood line via H&M. Speaking of, where can we get that sharp coat Ben Mendelsohn is wearing?
After this movie, Eve Hewson will be known for more than being Bono's daughter. Maid Marian gets in on the action, not just playing the stereotypical damsel in distress.
There's a lot of special effects as this modern retelling is geared for an audience raised on Marvel movies rather than historical dramas.
This is Otto Bathurst's first feature film, but a fresh take requires a fresh set of eyes. We're in skilled hands considering he's directed episodes of some of our favorite television shows like Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders.
This is very much an origin story a la Batman Begins that sees a young, immature Robin Hood endure some bumps and bruises before becoming the hero he was destined to be.