By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures, TrailerAddict
While the first trailer for Robin Hood seemed more concerned with making the film feel more Gladiator than the Robin we've been told stories of, the second trailer does its best to rectify the mistakes of the old one. And it succeeds!
Robin Hood Trailer
Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
Yes, the second trailer most certainly makes the film look a whole bunch more epic. So check out the trailer for Robin Hood in Quicktime at Yahoo! Movies or below (via TrailerAddict):