Right from the start you can tell that this is gonna be kinda like Gladiator (the film shares the same director and crusades are a perfect backdrop for his filming). Robin is an archer in King Richard's army. With that said you know that there is gonna be some gory scenes. But with the shaky camera angles and sheer volume of people on the battleground, it gets hard to focus on just one arrow and it's target. Several of these do find their mark within the middle of the lens' frame, and it peirces the recipient through the head, neck, or chest. At one piont, a member of Robin's party is tied around the neck and dragged by a runaway horse through the forest. The exacution of innocent civilians is mentioned and towns in England are pillaged and razed by King John's men. During the assult on Nottingham, Marion is almost victomized by a leader of the attackers who ends up with a knife stabbed in the back of his head. The final battle takes place on a beach as a English coalition repels a French invasion. All this leads up to a stubborn King John refusing to sign the Magna Carte, and Robin Hood being declared a outlaw.
All in all the movie is a good experience, with a different plot than expected. And, dispite the numorous historical indiscrepencies, satisfies the desire for an action/adventure movie with some historical basis other than just mindless action.