There’s scant few who don’t know the story of Robin Hood. Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor. Now, moviegoers have another telling of the Robin Hood story.
Set in the distant past, Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton of Kingsman) is drafted into a war that seems eerily reminiscent of the war in Iraq. Proclaimed to be dead by the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelsohn), Robin returns to find Loxley decimated. The Sheriff is taxing citizens to the breaking point. And there’s no one standing up to the evil man.
There was quite a bit to like in the new Robin Hood movie. The action spurred the movie on. You never felt a dull moment. The characters were decently developed and I felt for Robin as he returned from battle (and death) to discover the love of his life, Marian (Eve Hewson) had moved on and started a relationship with Will Scarlet (Jamie Dornan). Read more...
Hollywood once again takes you back to the 1940’s… Adolf Hitler has risen to power. The European nations are in turmoil. And Dunkirk is in danger.
Darkest Hours tells the story of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as he tries to navigate the political quagmire of parliament and his political enemies. Over a number of days, we see Churchill’s struggle as he has to make tough decision after tough decision.
This biographical war drama is ripe with leadership lessons, so let’s get into leadership lessons from Darkest Hour.
Caution: Spoilers for Darkest Hour below
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Darkest Hour
1. Ineffective leaders will eventually get replaced:
Parliament had lost faith in their current Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup), and demanded his resignation. They felt he was not strong enough to protect the national security of Britain. Read more...
Christopher Nolan is back with a tale from World War 2. Dunkirk tells the story of French, Belgian, and British allied soldiers surrounded by the German army. Their evacuation was intense and the focus of Dunkirk.
Dunkirk is receiving praise from critics and moviegoers alike. People are loving what Christopher Nolan has offered up in Dunkirk.
Me? Not so much. I found Dunkirk to be entertaining but shallow. Normally the shallowness wouldn’t bother me but for such an epic evacuation, I felt the story deserved more.
However, even though I didn’t love Dunkirk, that doesn’t mean I didn’t walk away without leadership lessons from Dunkirk. There were plenty of leadership lessons in Dunkirk and we’re about to dive into them.
Caution: Dunkirk spoilers below.
Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Dunkirk
1. Leaders need to give hope:
Dunkirk opens with a text introduction. The viewer learns what has happened. Read more...