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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Beowulf

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

BEOWULF

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 bad.

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 Theater.


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