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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Date: Jul 07 2010

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense


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There is something irresistible about the story of Robin Hood. What’s not to love about a friendly outlaw who steals from the rich to give to the poor? In the classic Disney movie, he was portrayed as a cunning, lovable fox. There was also a comedy made about him called Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

But there’s nothing funny about the new Robin Hood movie. This prequel to the traditional Robin Hood tale is full of blood, gore, and epic battle scenes. Find out if Amy and Beren plan to check it out.


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Amy:  Have you seen the ads for this new Robin Hood movie?

Beren:  I haven’t. I’ve only seen the poster, like I saw a giant Russell Crowe head on the side of a building. I had no idea what it was for. But it’s the new Robin Hood movie.

Amy:  Yeah. It definitely seems different from the older Robin Hoods that are, you know, like a little more like the softer, gentler Robin Hood. This seems like the…

Beren:  Does it look violent?

Amy:  It looks like, yeah, the kind of bad-ass Robin Hood.

Beren:  Whoa.

Amy:  And apparently it’s actually a prequel to the Robin Hood story, like what he was doing before he started robbing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Beren:  That’s so weird, because it goes against everything I know and think of about Robin Hood, ‘cause he’s supposed to be this kind of nonviolent, like almost pacifist, I guess.

Amy:  That’s true. Was Robin Hood a hero to you growing up, like do you find that idea of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor sort of romantic?

Beren:  Yeah, like maybe a little romantic. I don’t know, I…I don’t know, I haven’t thought about Robin Hood since the Disney cartoon, really. And mostly about the song, so…

Amy:  Well, now you’ve got a chance to revisit.

Beren:  I think I’m gonna go see the Robin Hood prequel.


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Amy and Beren are both familiar with the traditional Robin Hood story, about a man who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. They have seen earlier movies about Robin Hood, which weren’t violent. So it is surprising to them that the new Robin Hood, with Russell Crowe, looks like it has a lot of blood and fighting.

The new Robin Hood is also a prequel to the traditional story. That means it tells what happened before the story we already know. It gives background and history on the classic character of Robin Hood.

Is it ever OK to rob from the rich in order to help the poor?



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I do not agree with those who think that it is okay to steal from the rich in order to give the poor; because if the rich people are bad we can not be like them,in such a way the society will be a corrupted one full of vices

03:35 PM Jul 07 2010 |

Snazz De

Snazz De

United Kingdom

i think that he did rod because he thought the rich where cheating from the poor so he thought it right to steal from the rich to the poor. kind of cool. isn't it right?

01:35 PM Jul 07 2010 |

seren sunshine


I lovedddddddddddd this film very much because there is real love <3

10:34 AM Jul 07 2010 |




I think that Robin Hood tries to acheive the equality between poor and arich people through robbing the rich ones the idea of giving the poor what they need deponnding on the rich wealth it would be wonderful if it deponds on legal ways I think in his time robbing from those rich who can not feel what they suffer poor ones was a heroic act to change poors mesirable life.

09:51 AM Jul 07 2010 |



hi Robin Hood

08:20 AM Jul 07 2010 |



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07:34 AM Jul 07 2010 |



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07:31 AM Jul 07 2010 |

Holmes nash phil


Have you seen the cartoon movie for robin hoods?

07:30 AM Jul 07 2010 |

Holmes nash phil


Robin hood is my best amean the way this guy act.i first watch the cartoon movie called robin woods i was so impress.robin wood your my best ever.

07:18 AM Jul 07 2010 |

Holmes nash phil


Robin hood is my best amean the way this guy act.i first watch the cartoon movie called robin woods i was so impress.robin wood your my best ever.

07:07 AM Jul 07 2010 |

Jasmine Nilar


for me …. Robbing is robbing ….. Robin

either from the rich or from the poor

06:52 AM Jul 07 2010 |




Robbing is violent and  only a product of special society condition .In any society robbing is illegal .Nothing is right to rob from someone else .The property of the rich is the same with that of the poor.

06:36 AM Jul 07 2010 |



Nothing is OK to rob from someone else, unless you ask it politely, though they won't sincerely give their property. Btw, I love the new of Robin Hood, it was awesome, it was just different from its folklore.

robin hood 

12:49 AM Jul 07 2010 |

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