I had no expectations for this weeks bad zombie movie because I’m not a fan of mixing the undead with great literature or historical figures. Maybe it’s because I’m a huge history buff and believe great things should not be messed with. Still, I decided to watch Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood with an open mind. Here’s what it’s about:
“While battling the Nottingham Sheriff, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are slain. Distraught over these horrific turn of events Marian and Little John attempt to resurrect Robin and his comrades. In doing so they inadvertently turned the one-time heroes into the living dead.” -IMDB
This one is rated pretty low for a reason, and I can’t say that I disagree with majority opinion. The main issue is the script. Let’s face it, Robin Hood is overdone just like King Arthur and movies of Jane Austin books. For a writer/director to tackle such a story and mix in zombies, he better have a couple hundred new ideas and tricks up his sleeve, not to mention a decent, likeable cast. What he did instead was bored us through 3/4 of the movie with the same old, same old Robin Hood/Maid Marian love story. I was so uninterested I checked email five or six times during the movie.
This was not a B-movie. It had a budget. The cinematography and setting were even pretty good. Yes, the acting was bad, but I didn’t hate the cast. By the time this movie gets to the parts we zombie movie lovers expect, I was irritated I had to wait so long. The magical way the zombies were created could have been developed into a much better plot and carried through most of the movie. This movie was missing so so much that it left me wanting to re-write the script.
1.5 OUT OF 5 BLOODY BRAINS