I think I was a little too tired when I watched Robin Hood. I'll have to give it another viewing. I still liked it but just wasn't into it as much as I thought I would be. I do want to see some more Flynn flicks.
Right, I see The Tempest parallels in FP. And I totally agree about your second comment; it definitely comes from that age of sci-fi and is very representative of the types of stories being published (not to say that I'm much of an expert).