Heads roll, arteries gush, and spleens
spill across the big screen in Beowulf, just as you'd
expect in a movie translated from the oldest surviving epic poem
in the English language.
A lot of people tend to shrug it off after
having it shoved down their throats back in high school.
Having said that, there's some great action
shots which are a marvel to watch.
If that doesn't work, you can always take
a course where they make you read the book.
Playing more like a video game than Anglo-Saxon
poem-to-big-screen, Beowulf is sure to excite teenagers
and completely disappoint English majors.
Using the same performance-capture effect
he used in Polar Express, Robert Zemeckis lures us into a world
of waxy-faced actors with nothing to say.
It's violent, sexy, and -- oh yeah -- laughably
Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis,
using the motion-capture animation technology he created for
the film The Polar Express about two years ago, has now
given his many skills to create a movie that looks unlike anything
we've ever seen.
He has also given the classic epic poem
a face-lift for modern audiences.
It's a great story. Beowulf is a
soulfully spectacular medieval monster flick.
If you can, see this in 3-D at an IMAX