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 <email@example.com>
Performed by ¡Laughing Us!
Written by Joe Faraci and Hans Gutknecht
Published by Follow Your Bliss/Tonally Dissonant
¡Laughing Us! appears courtesy of Risk Records, LLC
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A good film.
The first thing you have to note about this film is that is it set in the future. It's post-apocalyptic, so the previous review talking about anachronisms is totally off. Think "Mad Max" meets "13th Warrior" and you have this film down to a tee. It is a pretty well-constructed re-telling of the Norse epic, with the added twist of the futuristic wasteland setting. There was just a little too much sense of "Highlander", however (Christopher Lambert plays a leading swordsman who heals incredibly quickly, possibly immortal, and the title line for the film in its original packaging was- ''There can be only one, to stand against evil''...) and anyone who has seen the second of that ever-more-tedious series will feel that the setting and the acting is quite familiar. All that aside, this film is enjoyable. Not hugely so, but it overtakes lesser films of this monster genre and could even stand a comparison to Aliens: Alien 2, as the beast-work and the tension is about as well put together. There is, for the men, also a pleasing amount of cleavage on display throughout, but it's not excessively surprising if you check Grendel's Mother's filmography... she's a playboy ''actress''.
All in all this film is about as pleasing a good computer game storyline- not a masterpiece on its own, but flashy, funky, and with some well choreographed if not horrendously unrealistic fighting scenes. I bought the video and I think it will get a good airing.
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