Diabolique: Umberto Lenzi’s Merry Men

I’m over on Diabolique, writing about Umberto Lenzi’s 1962 adventure film, The Triumph of Robin Hood.

The Triumph of Robin Hood bounds jauntily from one episodic encounter to the next, following the structure “someone gets kidnapped; Robin and his merry men laugh heartily and ride to the rescue; repeat until King Richard returns.” In the end, it plays less like a feature film and more like a series of “Wonderful World of Disney” episodes strung together until a reasonable feature film runtime was reached. One half expects Robin and his band to ride off in one direction and pass the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, riding in the other.

Full article: Umberto Lenzi’s Merry Men

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