Producer (Brian Grazer) of yet another remake of Robin Hood (sorry, you'll never top "The Adventures of Robin Hood"-1938- Flynn, de Havilland, Rathbone, Raines...)-
"Oddly, it's a metaphor for today," Grazer says. "He's trying to create equality in a world where there are a lot of injustices. He's a crusader for the people, trying to reclaim some of the ill-gotten gains of the wealthy. That's a universal theme."Uhhh...no, Brian. Robin Hood was a crusader for the people against the out of control government (Prince John) and his runaway taxes to support his luxurious lifestyle, and those of this politically connected cronies.
So, yes, you could make the argument that it is a metaphor for today. Although, the term "metaphor" likely does not apply. It is more an irony or a coincidence. Whatever the term, the fact remains that President Obama serves well as "Prince John" in that the common unwashed will pay the bill for the wanton spending of a "bail out" he imposed at the behest of his cronies within the Congress (the Nobles). Eric Holder (the Sheriff of Nottingham) thinks us cowards. We shall see.
I do recall how Robin Hood ends. King Richard (arguably a Conservative) returns from kicking ass and taking hyphenated names in the Middle East.