Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Beowulf (2007)

Found Beowulf for super cheap, d'never seen it, thought I'd watch it.

The movie is shot using the same motion capture technique as The Polar Express - except the characters look a lot sharper.

Starring: Ray Winstone (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) as Beowulf, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Grendel, and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. Co starring are Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn and Brendan Gleeson.

This is the story that spawned many of our legends including King Aurther. The film version is told by Neil Gaiman is full of grotesque mosters, seductive demonesses, dragons and blood.

Beowulf was not as horrible as I was led to believe. Outside of the title character being obsessed with his name and screaming, "I. AM. BEOWULF!" whenever he gets the chance, this film is quite entertaining. And if you had to suffer through the boring poem in Middle School or, like me, never read it - you'll find this action movie a nice thrill ride.

1 comment:

Chrissie said...

If you liked it and would like to see a real Beowulf movie you should see the old one with Christopher Lambert from 1999.