A new TV spot has been released for Ridley Scott’s upcoming film, Robin Hood. This is one of the many commercials that have dropped earlier than their expected Super Bowl air date. In this case, Yahoo got their hands on the footage first, then we scooped it up so you could have a peek…
In the TV spot, it starts off with a narration of Robin Hood’s family history that centers on his father, whom they describe as a visionary. Then there’s a montage of Robin fighting and a quick cut of Mark Strong in the heat of battle. We also get several shots of Cate Blanchett’s Maid Marian getting in on the action as well. The ad runs about 45 seconds, but I have to admit, Crowe’s British accent doesn’t sound that great here. That might be a major issue when it’s time to watch the film as a whole, but you can judge for yourself.
In Robin Hood, the Earl of Huntington (Crowe) has returned to his North English village after fighting in the Third Crusade. Upon arrival, the nobleman and his servants discover the oppression caused by Nottingham’s new Sheriff (Matthew Macfadyen). Robin along with his band of Merry Men use their intelligence and military skills to free his home village from tyranny and corruption by taking back what is rightfully his. Robin must also win the affection of the recently widowed Maid Marian (Blanchett), while attempting to lead a successful revolt.
What do you think of Robin Hood’s TV spot? What do you think of Crowe’s accent?