Movie Club: 'Robin Hood' was 'confusing' and 'frighteningly stupid' but 'good'
Apparently one that wasn't overly bowled over by what director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe did in updating the legend of one of the most well-known vigilantes in history.
Box office for the film topped out at an estimated $37.1 million, a respectable number domestically that could be better for the studio when worldwide grosses are factored in. But you'd never know there were even that many tickets sold from the sparsely attended 3:50 p.m. showing we attended.
More people stopped to stare at the ever-changing poster for "Beastly" than stopped to chat with us outside Theater 5 at the Regal Cinemas Theaters at L.A. Live. A few families, a number of couples and some solitary filmgoers walked right past enthusiastically clothed Times blogmaster Tony Pierce and me, most saying things like "It was OK" and "I guess it was fun." Some clutched their mystified children as they reached out to touch Tony.
The trio of moviegoers that did stop let their voices be heard, even if all they did in watching the movie was catch up on a little sleep.
So what do we conclude from this? Acting/actors = good. Movie = so so.
Check back Thursday for the specifics on our next movie outing this weekend: "MacGruber."
-- Jevon Phillips
Photo: No, that's not Robin Hood, that's Tony Pierce. Credit: Jevon Phillips / Los Angeles Times