anyone thought it would be okay to rip off plot points, scenes, action set pieces, and editing styles wholesale. When the movie wasn't ripping off Skyfall, it was trying to be The Dark Knight; while it was focused on being a worse Guy Ritchie movie, it made all of its characters one dimensional. There is no shortage of tropes or cliches that this movie uses to achieve mediocrity.
This is a point of contention for me with this movie. There is a scene really early on that depicts one of the Crusades. It has a small team of archers trying to infiltrate a city and they eventually fall into an ambush. It’s directed like a modern day military movie; complete with being pinned down by enemy fire, moving through hallways, and general modern military tactics. That is not how wars were fought in the 11th century. They didn't have small archer squads go into a city that could call for catapult support and rain rocks from the sky. The addition of a fancy party at a casino didn't rub me the right way either. There were too many modern tropes that didn't belong in a medieval time period.
This is not a movie you should see, full stop. It honestly offers nothing new or fun to the audience. You would have a much better time seeing the movie it takes all of its style queues from, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But just like that movie, it tries to set up a franchise that will never see the light of day. Like I said before, none of the modern fairy tale movies are that good; though Robin Hood is in a league of its own at the very bottom of the list.
"I’ve been robbed of my time and money" - Anonymous
I know Black and Blanchett can deliver performances that are fun to watch, so when the movie had bad scenes with them I knew it wasn't their fault.
I also need to point out that the music choices constantly puzzled me. They always suffered from a multitude of problems. Whether it was too loud, not the right tone, or just the wrong song. I can't believe something was so noticeably wrong in the first 10 minutes.
If you have a child around 10 or younger, they might like the movie. Other than that, there is basically no reason to see this movie. One of the most egregious things about this movie is that it is boring. There were many moments where my mind started to wonder because the movie had lost my attention. It's not a super bad movie, but it is not good.
Tic toc, times running out to find something better to watch