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Grendel (2007)

King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Bruno ... Beowulf
Marina Sirtis ... Queen Wealhtheow
Michael J. Minor Michael J. Minor ... Unferth (as Jack Minor)
Charles Hittinger ... Finn (as Chuck Hittinger)
Alexis Kendra ... Ingrid (as Alexis Peters)
Ben Cross ... King Hrothgar
Atanas Srebrev ... Wulfgar
Andrey Slabakov Andrey Slabakov ... Eclaf
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... King Higlack
Maxim Genchev ... Olf (as Maxim Gentchev)
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Sigmund
Ivo Simeonov Ivo Simeonov ... McGowin
Ruslan Kupenov Ruslan Kupenov ... Rafel
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Renn
Todor Chapkanov Todor Chapkanov ... Sentry
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King Higlack of the Gauths entrusts prince Finn and a fire ball weapon to his champion, slayer Beowulf. They lead twelve men on a mission to help king Hrothgar of the Danes, whose once glorious realm is terrorized by the undefeated monster Grendel. The task is made more difficult as Hrothgar kept gruesome secrets. Written by KGF Vissers

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An Unstoppable Monster Held A Kingdom Hostage. A Hero Set it Free.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beowulf et la Colère des Dieux See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Hrothgar's hall Heorot is depicted as a Roman villa in painstaking detail, even though the 6th-century Hrothgar would most likely have had little to no contact with the remnants of Roman civilization. See more »

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They weren't Vikings, and Vikings didn't wear horned helmets anyway
15 January 2007 | by dhickey-4See all my reviews

After having seen the Canadian/Icelandic/British 2004 production of "Beowulf & Grendel," which I thought brilliant and stunning, I approached this--the first of 3 newer Beowulf movies due out this year--with trepidation. As soon as I heard "Viking" and saw the horned helmets, I groaned. These were Migration Era Swedes and Danes, not Vikings (they came later). And even the Vikings never wore horns on their helmets (horns make it easy for your enemy to knock your helmet off and then brain you). Then there's Hrolfgar's palace, which looks like a set for a movie about Greece or Rome, not 6th-century Denmark. The swords and armor look like props left over from earlier films set in various historic periods. I spotted weapons that might have been used by Crusaders in "Kingdom of Heaven," and one character was even wielding a Windlass Steelcrafts reproduction movie sword from "Beowulf & Grendel"! Beyond the basic plot of the original epic poem, the writing was dismal and the acting totally wooden and unconvincing. The biggest yuk was a secret-weapon crossbow, complete with sighting scope and exploding projectiles, that looked like something bought from Iraqi insurgents. The special-effects monster and his mom were so on steroids that Beowulf could never have torn off an arm, as he did in the poem. Thank the gods for bazooka crossbows! I could go on, but I won't.


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