Watching the teaser trailer for Otto Bathurst‘s upcoming Robin Hood I wonder if it’s alternate title was Arrow: The REALLY Early Years because thematically it plays just like an episode of that series in a medieval setting.
Though that’s picking nits.
A more significant problem potentially is that, despite being masked, how is it even possible–even in medieval times where I hear they didn’t have the Internet–does one become such a great archer sans a reputation as such?
Archery isn’t an innate skill. You have to learn it, so why isn’t anyone aware of a guy who’s a master archer–especially one so young–is a bit odd.
The movie may explain this, but it feels like it might be a bit of a plot hole.
And I hope the movie expands upon another aspect of life in that period, namely medieval cities were supposedly filthy–if London was any indicator–which helped the spread of plagues like the Black Death (though according to Wikipedia it didn’t start there, pre-existing sanitary conditions certainly wouldn’t have helped matters).
Though I get the feeling that the archery won’t be the only thing that’s blatantly unrealistic.