|Which is the better film?|
|King Arthur||Robin Hood|
Each is a historical epic that serves as a more grounded and gritty retelling as well as an origin story for a classic figure of British legend. Each centering around a protagonist (Artorius Castus/Robin Longstride) who serves a powerful kingdom (Rome/England) that he eventually becomes disillusioned with starting with the revelation of the crooked nature of one of his key superiors. (Bishop Germanus/King Richard the Lionheart) Both became greatly influenced in their ideals by a father-figure in their lives (Pelagius/Thomas Longstride) who he comes to discover wound up being executed by the ruling powers for his teachings promoting the inherent rights of freedom and equality for all, the discovery of which pushes the hero to walk away. The hero and his ragtag company of warriors (The Knights of the Round Table/The Merry Men) face-off against the forces of an invading king (King Cerdic of the Saxons/King Philip of France) trying to conquer Britain with the aid of a British traitor (The British Scout/Sir Godfrey) and must deal with an entitled nobleman on his own side that sees no problem in oppressing the people. (Marius Honorius/Prince John) During this time the lead also develops a romance with an at first unassuming woman (Guinevere/Marion Locksley) who turns out to be a capable warrior in her own right. In the end the invasion force is defeated in a decisive battle and the protagonist takes up the role he is most well known for in the classic folklore.