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Beowulf (1999)

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A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

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This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 April 1999 (Singapore)  »

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Producers promised a budget of 25 million dollars, whereas they made the film for 3.5 million dollars, according to star Christopher Lambert. See more »

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The blood on Beowulf's sword at the end of his first fight. See more »

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Beowulf: I must fight the evil to keep from becoming evil.
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One of Christopher Lambert's betters
3 December 2001 | by (Alaska, USA) – See all my reviews

While I am not normally wild about Christopher Lambert's acting, I was suprised, even excited with "Beowulf". There were a few scenes where I sighed when Lambert didn't put as much effort into his lines as I think he should, but thankfully they weren't the action scenes. There was plenty of mindless violence, cool special effects, gore, nudity, and witty lines. I especially liked the setting (very alternate-universe). Keep up the good work.


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