ROBIN HOOD Will Feature Some Awesome Archery That's Not CGI
I’m still not sure how I feel about Robin Hood. I typically enjoy the character, but his story has been done so many times that it’s hard for me to get excited about another film. Some of the action scenes look pretty awesome, too.
While many of us have assumed that most of the archery would be taken care of via CGI, we may have been wrong. I mean, we were told by Jamie Foxx, “We’re shooting with our bows, but they computer-generated it so it’s rapid-fire, almost like an AK.”
However, a new video has surfaced recently that shows that the actors trained really hard to be able to do as much of the archery as possible without CGI. The video shows Taron Egerton being trained by Lars Andersen to be able to do a lot of the skills needed for the film in order to create something as historically accurate as they could. What a weird part to make accurate.
There’s a catch to this though. Andersen himself is heavily criticized for his stunt video that many know him from. Critics point to clever editing used in the video and several false claims made by the video to explain he is not an actual expert. Of course, Andersen is not the only person that was brought on by director Otto Bathurst to train the actors. Bede Dwyer and Nick Birmingham, who are considered experts, were also brought on board.
If nothing else, the archery does look like a lot of fun. The real question is, will it convince anyone to go to the theaters?