I don't know why I love epic period films so much but I do. This particular one--"Robin Hood"-- is starring Russell Crowe which makes it even more delish. Yes, this movie has all the qualities that I insist on in my period epics:
Good guy: Russ
Fair maiden: Cate Blanchett
Crazed bad guy with obligatory dark hair and beard.
CGI long shot of boats in harbor.
Russell whispering many of his lines.
Steam emanating from the ground.
Said fair maiden at first hating good guy then giving it up for good guy.
Horses running along beach.
Dirty hairy men wearing armour, adorned with sweat and grit.
I will expect nothing less from Russ than over the top speeches, mixed with a lot of frowning and heroic horse riding and crazy arrow slinging. Then after a hard day's work of making a fool out of the crazed bad guy he will return to feisty Cate who will fill him full of tender lovin and a lot of sweet metaphors. I can't wait!