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ROBIN HOOD (2021)

What to know: Terrific take on this classic tale.
ROBIN HOOD (2021) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
61 minutes
VIDEO
NANCY FIASCHETTI
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The movie Robin Hood has a great storyline and is filled with action. I love all the young actors in this and how they managed to shoot it during the COVID-19 quarantine. The storyline retains the idea of Robin Hood, who is a skilled archer and sword fighter. I also enjoy that it shows how the sheriff's greediness and cruelty eventually got the better of him, showing how abuse of power can have problems. Despite being a low budget movie, the quality is good.

The story follows Robin Hood and his friends who are trying to fight against the plan the sheriff and his group has to make money for himself.

First of all, kudos for rehearsing this film entirely online and shooting it outside adhering to COVID protocols. What an interesting challenge and what great results. I like how the story shows the positive side of Robin Hood, which is as someone who fights villains and advocates for the poor. I dislike that there is so much male dominance throughout the sheriff of Nottingham's group, particularly when the young girl, Cedric, is bossed around by two men. I like how the action is evenly split between Robin Hood's group and sheriff's gang, which makes the movie unbiased towards neither group. The first scene that wowed me is when the two children who are very poor steal apples and are running away - the camera deftly jumps in between the thief and the sheriff's team, which is great camera work. The other scene that impressed me is the fighting scene at the end of the movie, which was impressively filmed on a cellphone. The costumes suit the 13th Century time period quite well. The one that impressed me most is the iconic Robin Hood costume, which is very well recreated. The forest location is shot in northern Manhattan parts, and come across quite fitting for the story's Sherwood Forest. I like that they stayed true to replicating a forest setting. I missed that there is not too much shown for the lady of Sherwood's residence, as that would show she is a noble. The background music is very upbeat suitable for the period. It enhances but does not distract, which is very important. The standout music is the piece that plays during the very end of movie, which is a fight scene. It makes the scene more exciting.

I love every aspect of the production! The young actors in this production are all very skilled. The above the line talent is equally talented. The Costume Designer, Janet Mervin, gets a big thumbs-up from me for keeping the costumes true to the period. The screenwriter wrote a very family-friendly script. The Fight Director, Adam Burby, really pulled off some winning scenes. The musical score by Omar Camps-Kamrin is spot on. The Director of Photography comes through with excellent camera work. Whomever was responsible for the audio recording of the cast also gets a big thumbs-up. And, the Director, Leslie Kincaid Burby, really gets a big round of applause for delivering such a delightful film with the young performers. Rob Reiner, look out! Great editing! Ending credits are terrific.

My favorite part of the film is at the end when Robin Hood's group finally defeats the sheriff's group. Lady Griselda punishes the money-thirsty, cruel sheriff and his people by removing him from his position and deporting him. Robin Hood is given the opportunity of becoming the new sheriff, due to his honesty and heroic deeds. I like seeing that good deeds will earn you good return while doing bad deeds will give you a bad return.

The message is so pertinent to today's politics in emphasizing the importance of being honest and not abusing your power. Parents should be aware that it does shows kids doing risky things that some kids might imitate. There are sword fights and bows and arrows used, which could be dangerous if young kids used them without knowing how to safely do so.

I give Robin Hood 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It lovingly portrays the legend that is paramount to our history and important for young audiences to learn about. Its lessons about honesty are very important along with the idea of how greed and abuse of power are harmful. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

The movie Robin Hood has a great storyline and is filled with action. I love all the young actors in this and how they managed to shoot it during the COVID-19 quarantine. The storyline retains the idea of Robin Hood, who is a skilled archer and sword fighter. I also enjoy that it shows how the sheriff's greediness and cruelty eventually got the better of him, showing how abuse of power can have problems. Despite being a low budget movie, the quality is good.

The story follows Robin Hood and his friends who are trying to fight against the plan the sheriff and his group has to make money for himself.

First of all, kudos for rehearsing this film entirely online and shooting it outside adhering to COVID protocols. What an interesting challenge and what great results. I like how the story shows the positive side of Robin Hood, which is as someone who fights villains and advocates for the poor. I dislike that there is so much male dominance throughout the sheriff of Nottingham's group, particularly when the young girl, Cedric, is bossed around by two men. I like how the action is evenly split between Robin Hood's group and sheriff's gang, which makes the movie unbiased towards neither group. The first scene that wowed me is when the two children who are very poor steal apples and are running away - the camera deftly jumps in between the thief and the sheriff's team, which is great camera work. The other scene that impressed me is the fighting scene at the end of the movie, which was impressively filmed on a cellphone. The costumes suit the 13th Century time period quite well. The one that impressed me most is the iconic Robin Hood costume, which is very well recreated. The forest location is shot in northern Manhattan parts, and come across quite fitting for the story's Sherwood Forest. I like that they stayed true to replicating a forest setting. I missed that there is not too much shown for the lady of Sherwood's residence, as that would show she is a noble. The background music is very upbeat suitable for the period. It enhances but does not distract, which is very important. The standout music is the piece that plays during the very end of movie, which is a fight scene. It makes the scene more exciting.

I love every aspect of the production! The young actors in this production are all very skilled. The above the line talent is equally talented. The Costume Designer, Janet Mervin, gets a big thumbs-up from me for keeping the costumes true to the period. The screenwriter wrote a very family-friendly script. The Fight Director, Adam Burby, really pulled off some winning scenes. The musical score by Omar Camps-Kamrin is spot on. The Director of Photography comes through with excellent camera work. Whomever was responsible for the audio recording of the cast also gets a big thumbs-up. And, the Director, Leslie Kincaid Burby, really gets a big round of applause for delivering such a delightful film with the young performers. Rob Reiner, look out! Great editing! Ending credits are terrific.

My favorite part of the film is at the end when Robin Hood's group finally defeats the sheriff's group. Lady Griselda punishes the money-thirsty, cruel sheriff and his people by removing him from his position and deporting him. Robin Hood is given the opportunity of becoming the new sheriff, due to his honesty and heroic deeds. I like seeing that good deeds will earn you good return while doing bad deeds will give you a bad return.

The message is so pertinent to today's politics in emphasizing the importance of being honest and not abusing your power. Parents should be aware that it does shows kids doing risky things that some kids might imitate. There are sword fights and bows and arrows used, which could be dangerous if young kids used them without knowing how to safely do so.

I give Robin Hood 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 10 to 18, plus adults. It lovingly portrays the legend that is paramount to our history and important for young audiences to learn about. Its lessons about honesty are very important along with the idea of how greed and abuse of power are harmful. Reviewed by Tom W., KIDS FIRST!

When the Pied Piper Children's Theatre needed to re-imagine their teen play that would normally happen in the fall, our director decided to attempt something that Pied Piper had never done before... shoot a film instead, using our northern Manhattan parks and forests as the backdrop and with Covid-19 safety measures in place on the film shoot days. Zoom rehearsals took place first, and then four episodes were shot on four consecutive Saturdays in October 2020. In this retelling of the ancient legend, you'll meet Robin, Marian, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, and the merry band as you've never seen them before. Can this clever band of thieves with hearts of gold foil the Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in their evil plans, and bring peace and prosperity to Sherwood? Tune in to find out!
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