Inspired by the epic Old English poem of the same name, director Robert Zemeckis's digitally rendered film follows the Scandinavian hero Beowulf (Ray Winstone) as he fights to protect the Danes from a ferocious beast named Grendel (Crispin Glover). Though at first Grendel seems invincible, Beowulf eventually manages to defeat him in a desperate battle to the death. Devastated by her son's violent demise at the hands of Beowulf, Grendel's mother (Angelina Jolie) sets out in search of revenge. Later, Beowulf faces the biggest challenge of his life when he attempts to slay a powerful dragon. Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Alison Lohman, John Malkovich, and Brendan Gleeson co-star in an epic fantasy adventure penned by Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I read Beowulf in high school and loved it, so I was skeptical of the movie, they did make several changes to the plot but the changes greatly enhanced the storyline. I've never said this before, but the movie was better than the book! We saw it in 3D, and the graphics were amazing! Hopefully this movie changes the industry's standards for animation. Overall great movie, fast-paced and full of action, everyone should see it!
I'm always a fan of Beowulf material, and this is no disappointment. this is not Shrek for kids, though I took my kids to it and they both enjoyed it. Its an adult feature that has profanity, nudity, and violence. See it in imax 3-D 4 best movie experience. Its a good presesntation of Beowulf where he is flawed in his lust for glory and not a typical perfect cartoon hero. i was happy to see the story play out when Beowulf is an old king and not just focus on his battle with Grendel, which is something I've never seen on film before only had read about. Great voice cast Ray Winstone as Beowulf, Angelina jolie, John malkovich, Anthony Hopins, and Crispin Glover. The sea creatures and dragon where amazing. not to mention Jolie, gotta give her props-I respect a woman who always will do a nude scene in her films-even if its a cartoon. Maybe that woulda helped A shark's tale-probably not.