When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armor and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over? Written by
As I had not looked at the cast list for this picture I had know idea of who the actors where going to be. But as soon as I heard there voices I recognized immediately who I was dealing with Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich and Ray Winstone. All famous actors with a great body of work behind them.
So a question came to mind, what is actually the point of such a movie? I would rather see the real thing rather than a performance capture animation of great actors. The whole point of watching actors is the relationship we create with their characters.
Beowulf simply does not allow you to fall in love with the Actors because of their lack of soul. Dead eyes and facial expressions really block you from creating that relationship that is so necessary for full immersion into the movie experience. - PCL
I mean you can take fantasy a step to far.
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