Robin Hood Lord Robin of Loxley is an aristocrat as well as an English longbow master living in Nottingham and has a pleasant life with his lover Marian, before he is summoned by the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to fight in the Third Crusade against the Saracens.
Robin is depressed after four years of being absent from England. He cannot stop his boss Guy from the execution of unarmed prisoners , including teenagers despite the pleas of the boy’s father. Gisbourne then sends Robin home under charges of treasonous conduct.
When he returns to Nottingham, Robin learns from his former companion Friar Tuck that the Sheriff had him officially declared dead two years prior in order to seize his property and wealth to continue funding the war effort, at the request of the corrupt Cardinal, exiling the citizens from the city and transferring them to the town of the coal mines across the river.
Robin is investigating “the Slags” and observes commoners plotting to revolt against the authorities. He also learns that Marian is associated with their aspirant leader, Will Tillman. Robin is barred from speaking with her by the prisoner trying to save his son. The man is identified as Yahya which could be translated to ” John” and suggests that Robin and he join forces to end the war taking money from people to finance the church’s conflict. Marian asks Robin to help her when she discovers that John is still alive. John advises Marian not to tell him about his plans, since John wants to protect her.
Through a rigorous training program in his now-decrepit manor, Robin greatly expands-upon and increases his proficiency in archery and combat , and then begins to steal the wealth that Sheriffs have extorted from the townspeople and earning him the name “The Hood”, while it is a cover for his crimes by disguised as a playboy-Lord with a frivolous ego who is a supporter of the Sheriff’s regime.
In a celebration in honor of the Cardinal that was attended by Robin, Marian and Will, Marian and Robin discover the war is a ploy of the church, which is also funding the Saracen army to defeat the king and claim total power following his death. Gisbourne and his men raid the Slags at the Sheriff’s behest to locate the Hood.
Marian attempts to intervene in Will’s protests. She meets Robin after she recognizes his voice. She discovers Robin is the one Robin is her true love. John is taken prisoner by Gisbourne and beaten by the Sheriff. He is unable to reveal the Hood’s identity. If the Sheriff is able to use John’s religion against him John threatens him with a promisethat John’s eyes and face will become the last thing John sees.
Marian Then, Marian asks Robin to reveal his identity to Robin and he is accepted as their the leader. This angers Will. Robin is able to intercept the caravan that carries the Sheriff’s fortune from Nottingham and starts a riot that distracts the Sheriff’s troops. Robin then delivers the Saracen army’s fortune to Will. Robin then leads the townspeople in a war against the Sheriff and his corrupt forces. During the confrontation, Robin shares a kiss with Marian and is watched by Will just moments before being horribly wounded with an explosion. Robin is disappointed by Marian’s betrayal and abandons the revolution.
As the tide of battle starts to turn towards the Sheriff’s side, Robin surrenders to avoid further bloodshed and is transported to the castle of the Sheriff to be executed; one guard is actually John, having previously fled his prison cell. he finally claims revenge by hanging the Sheriff with the chain that is hung from a massive censer burner, which is hung from the top of the cathedral. Robin and John fled to rejoin Marian and the townspeople who helped them, taking refuge as criminals in Sherwood Forest, exchanging their loot from the reclaimed forest.
The Cardinal arrives at Will to avenge him and offers him the possibility to claim the power vacuum in Nottingham If the faithful adhere to the church. Will is appointed as the new sheriff and labels Robin and his followers as criminals, with Robin in a bold and threatening manner Will to go after him by putting an arrow through the wanted poster that is being held by Will to his townspeople.