Ok, yes, one was directed by Ridley Scott, stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and William Hurt and probably had a budget well beyond 10 times the other one. The other, the BBC series from Tiger Aspect, stars Richard Armitage (MI5, Vicar of Dibley) as Sir Guy of Gisborne and Irish-born Jonas Armstrong as Robin of Locksley, is just plain great television.
The Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe film opens nationwide today with some die-hard fans, by this time, having already seen at Thursday night 12midnight showings around the country. The Robin Hood series with Richard Armitage can be seen on many public television stations nationwide beginning this summer. FYI, the series will begin on KERA/Dallas in September.
There’s no doubt, the film will be great, but give ‘the little series that could’ a chance. Here are trailers for both. Judge for yourself and let me know what you think.
BBC Robin Hood trailer
Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe Robin Hood trailer