Beowulf

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  • Beowulf Glory

    May 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful depiction of Denmark, fantastic animation and outstanding voice acting.
    Cons: Strays from the original tale but offers a fantastic alternative to the classic horror.

    Summary: The film Beowulf (2007) is an adaption of the original horror tale set in Denmark in which the lead character Beowulf must slay the monster Grendel. The film is animated and really demonstrates how the world of technology has developed over the past ... read more

  • Beowulf: "I Will Kill Your Monster!!" (in a strong cockney accent)

    Feb 9, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent storyline, good cast...
    Cons: ... too much blood, too little character development, and where's the fun?!?

    Summary: Beowulf is based on the oldest  English narrative poem in existence (at least, if there's an older one, I don't know about it!).  I'm not sure exactly how much the film sticks to the original, but it's basically the classic tale of ... read more

  • All that build-up, just to get to the dragon? (Beowulf)

    Dec 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the ending is good, the dragon is awesome, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie  
    Cons: boring beginning, looks like a video game, the story promises much but delivers little 

    Summary: All that build-up, just to get to the dragon?  (Beowulf) Tidbits:  This is not the story that you might have been forced to read in high school.  For me, it was college.  The film has the flavor of a ... read more

  • BEO--WHAT, beowulf!!

    Jul 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cool 3D animations
    Cons: bloody VERY bloody

    Summary: My Opinion: After seeing the previews to this movie, i've been wanting to see it like crazy. Bothering everyone just to go with me to the movie theaters. After watching this movie i kind of got disappointed, but other than that the movie was ... read more

  • I know it's fake, but Angelina Jolie is very nude...Beowulf (2007)

    Jun 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic CGI animation, gripping story
    Cons: The PG-13 rating is misleading, this is not one for the kiddies.

    Summary: the story Twas the 6th century and in the kingdom of Denmark there ruled a drunken king named Hrothgar, along with his Queen Wealthow. The Danish kingdom has conquered many lands and has collected many treasures ... read more

  • Beowulf - not a classic

    Jun 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic CGI
    Cons: Decent actors (and some less decent actors) wasted on a poor plot.

    Summary: I rented Beowulf the other night to watch with my mum, who loves all things ancient Britain. Unfortunately, we both felt disappointed. First, the good stuff. The CGI is phenomenal. Really. The leaps and bounds that have been made in the field of ... read more

  • Beowulf (2007) — Grendel's Mama's Gonna Knock You Out

    Mar 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great story and animation; excellent characterizations
    Cons: Purists will hate it

    Summary: I’ve been looking forward to Neil Gaiman’s version of Beowulf when I first got wind of the project back in 1997. I’m a huge fan of Gaiman’s work since he first started The Sandman comic book series for Vertigo, a DC ... read more

  • I am Ripper! I am Stabber! I am Naked! I am Beowulf!

    Mar 2, 2008 by talyseon is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A mindblowing ride through the greatest Saga of all time!
    Cons: May need some backstory to fully appreciate.

    Summary: Beowulf (2007) Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. From the Oldest Surviving English Epic. When I heard they were making a CGI version of Beowulf, I was quite intrigued. When I heard who the director ... read more

  • Very Interesting Turn from the Original Poem

    Feb 27, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent graphics and story.
    Cons: Gore and sexual references and scenes. Not really PG-13

    Summary: The computer age has entered into every aspect of modern society these days. Hollywood has given us some very well done movies that utilized this type of animation, and to date this is one of the best yet. If you are a purist, you will probably sneer ... read more

  • Despite amazing action scenes, Beowulf fails to deliver.

    Feb 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Epic fight scenes and great CGI animation on main characters.
    Cons: Tries to put a modern twist on a very old story.

    Summary: Beowulf has become the next movie in a line of testosterone-driven movies. It is filled with action, sex, and underlying morals about the temptation of man. The movie is very much like 300, which drew in many young male viewers because of its ... read more

  • Neil Gaiman's Beowulf is like watching a Video-Game

    Jan 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: CG good sometimes, nice attention to mythology/legend
    Cons: CG bad sometimes, boring characters, too straightforward

    Summary: I had high hopes for Neil Gaiman’s Beowulf. Written by one of my favorite authors, and directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future / Cast Away) I felt like they could do no wrong. Combined with what I hoped was a good script, Beowulf also ... read more

  • Am I the only one who thought this was horrible?

    Dec 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Are you kidding?
    Cons: Everything about the movie

    Summary: I'm aghast at how many positive reviews I've seen about Beowulf. I thought it was one of the worst movies I've ever seen (ranks down there with Bloodrayne and The Last Legion). Maybe everyone who enjoyed it was a fan of the original story. Maybe I walked ... read more

  • Didn't follow the poem, but was entertaining.

    Dec 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Action! More action!
    Cons: Didn't follow poem.

    Summary: The makers of the movie apparently decided that following the poem wouldn't let them get enough sex into a movie that would otherwise be devoted solely to blood and gore. It wasn't like the movie made no sense because it diverged from the book, it's ... read more

  • Not Your English Teacher's "Beowulf"

    Dec 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great animation, good story
    Cons: Lots of blood and guts.

    Summary: There is not too much talk about those dragon-prowed ships making their way over the sea-paths in this latest incarnation of the old English poem so many of us read in high school or college freshman lit courses. Grendel (Crispin Hellion Glover) was just ... read more

  • Read the Poem Instead

    Dec 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing animation and action scenes
    Cons: Major deviations from the poem, pointless nudity and sexuality.

    Summary: Hwaet! Here be my review of the latest incarnation of one of the most famous poems in Old-English. If you have heard of the poem and are looking for a movie that illustrates it well, this ain't really it. The best thing about this movie is that it is ... read more

  • Another Beowulf movie, but this one is a cartoon

    Nov 23, 2007 by phungus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some cool visuals, good story
    Cons: The whole thing looks like a PS3 game cinematic

    Summary: I saw Beowulf on Thanksgiving night and was not overly impressed. I liked the movie and was entertained by it, but I thought it had a major novelty factor that wore thin pretty quickly. My friend agreed. I know several other people who already saw ... read more

  • Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf

    Nov 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Breathtaking scenery. Sometimes you will forget it's animated.
    Cons: Flat and stiff characters. Female characters underdeveloped artistically.

    Summary: Since before the 10th century people have been mesmerized by the Old English tale of Beowulf. It has survived the destruction of religious manuscripts during the Henry the VII dissolution of monasteries and at least one fire. Whether it can survive ... read more

  • Beowulf's Baddies

    Nov 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cgi, 3D effects, dragons and monsters.
    Cons: cgi, 3D effect, dragons and monster overwhelm epic.

    Summary: Well, this week I had a choice between 'Beowulf' and 'An American Gangster.' I decided on 'Beowulf' because I wanted to test the waters of 3d again. I opted against 'Gangster' only based on it's length(running time). I just don't have three hours ... read more

  • "I've come to kill your monster!"

    Nov 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: See this for the dazzling animation and the gory blood-letting.
    Cons: If this were a live action film, I probably would've waited for the dvd.

    Summary: BEOWULF isn't exactly subtle. In the annals of barbaric Sword & Sorcery, subtlety doesn't much enter into the picture. This movie instead is over-the-top, gruesome, and oh so violent. And that's just the way we like our Beowulf. The story, written by ... read more

  • The glory and the fame comes to life in this visual masterpiece.

    Nov 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Six-pack solid action with great CGI carnage.
    Cons: Pacing a bit slow in the middle of the film.

    Summary: I’ll be the first to admit I skipped the literary classic Beowulf in high school English, but with Beowulf trailers swarming the Internet I had to go see the movie. This animated movie Beowulf (2007) starts of like most adventures introducing ... read more

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