Robin Hood Reviews

As a up-and-coming Professor of Robinhoodology (a profession that is quite rare, but all the more illustrious for its rarity), I plan to review books, movies, and TV shows that I come across concerning this timeless outlaw. Here is my current proposed method for review:
Books (also movies and TV shows) will be rated on a 5-star scale:

* = poor
* * = fair
* * * = good
* * * * = very good
* * * * * = above and beyond

In 5 categories:

Plot
Rating based mostly on originality or interesting twists.

Characters
Originality--but “bonus points” if the characters still “feels” right, as well as original.

Golden Arrow
Does this book--originality, characters, everything aside--feel like Robin Hood? Of course, this is very much concerned with the reviewer’s personal belief in what does feel like Robin Hood.

“Fluently!”
I decided long ago that one of my favorite parts of Robin Hood was the humor--especially in dialogue. How does this book stack up?

Others
A bit harder to “rate,” but in this section I’ll touch on any elements of the particular book that stuck out to me, and made the reading more interesting/more confusing/less enjoyable, etc.

And finally:
Overall Thoughts and Rating

Self-explanatory, I do believe.

In each rated category, I will write in more detail about why the book/movie/TV show got that rating, and about the performance of the book in general in that area. I hope not to digress too much, but I'm a long-winded writer, so we shall see.

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Links to reviews:

Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian (* *) by Kathryn Lasky
July 15, 2010

Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood (* * *) written by Tony Lee
July 29, 2010

Robin Hood and His Adventures (* * * *) by Paul Creswick
August 12, 2010

Robin Hood (1973) (* * * *) film by Disney
September 24, 2010

Robin Hood (1922) (* * * *) film by Douglas Fairbanks
February 12, 2011

Robin's Country (* * *) by Monica Furlong
February 16, 2011

Sherwood (* * * 1/2) edited by Jane Yolen
February 17, 2011

Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest (* * 1/2) by Nancy Springer
August 27, 2011

The Adventure of Robin Hood (1938) (* * * * *) film by Warner Bros.
September 12, 2011

The Outlaws of Sherwood (* * *) by Robin McKinley
September 26, 2011

Renaissance Festival Re-enactment (* * * *)
October 7, 2011

My current to-read/to-watch/to-review list:
Hood by Lawhead (and perhaps the rest of the King Raven series.)
The Adventures of Robin Hood with Richard Greene (TV)
Robin Hood or The Adventures of Robin Hood by Vivian
The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
BBC Robin Hood (TV)
Robin Hood (2010 film)

Don't see one here you're interested on my opinion on? Post a comment, and I'll look at adding it to my list!

1 comment:

Tenshu_Zninja said...

Hi, I just didn't know whether or not you had already reviewed these or not but I recommend: Robin:Lady of legend, Scarlet duo-logy, Robyn Hood:A girls tale duo-logy, The Hooded man,Will in scarlet and Royal Rebel.

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