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Sci-Fi Movie Preview : Robin Hood, Shrek, Prince of Persia
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May 04, 2010

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Robin Hood (May 14)

Apparently re-imagined as a fantasy epic, I fear this movie will be Gladiator meets King Arthur. -- Rick Klaw

If it wasn't for the formula of Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett and a wall of arrows in the sky, I'd be nonplussed about this. I'm looking forward to it, even as it's a deconstruction of Robin Hood rather than a celebration or that godawful "re-imagining" with Costner. The time period, swords and armor suggest that this will have some political overtones a la the Crusades, as well. Bully that. -- Mark Finn

Suggestion to Hollywood: go back to the source. There is awesome stuff there, and it's been ignored so long it'll come across as breathtakingly original. -- Dave Farnell

No man will ever fill out a pair of tights like Errol Flynn. -- Deanna Toxopeus

Shrek Forever After (May 21)

After the last stinker, does anyone care? -- Rick Klaw

So Shrek is Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life in this one. I don't see the resemblance. And for those thinking this is the last one, don't get your hopes up. There will be a Puss-in-Boots spinoff. That's like Lucas giving Lando his own movie. -- Deanna Toxopeus

If you liked the second and third Shrek movies, there is no reason in the world why you wouldn't like this, the final (no foolin') Shrek storyline. If you thought the first one was great, and they've gotten successively worse with each sequel, then I really should not need to tell you not to watch it. -- Mark Finn

Good lord, what's left to make fun of here? The Antonio Banderas cat getting fatter? Shrek turning into more of an idiot? Eddie Murphy continuing to pull a paycheck? Oh yeah. All of those. -- Jay Willson

My eyes! My eyes!

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (May 28)

I can't stand Jake Gynocologist. Or Glissendo. Or Gimli's Hall. Or whatever the hell his last name is. Hound-dog eyed pretty boys with zero charisma on the big screen do not make movie stars. That said, if there was ever a video game movie that is going to do well, it's this one. -- Mark Finn

A video game movie NOT directed by Uwe Boll? An outrage! -- Matt Cowger

I am holding out for Farmville: The Motion Picture. -- Deanna Toxopeus

Survival of the Dead (May 28)

I'm having Los Lobos flashbacks to "Will the Wolf Survive??" Listen to the song and insert "dead" in place of "wolf." -- Dave Farnell

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