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[Movie] Beowulf
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Posted 11/28/07
mixed reactions to the movie.. i wanted to see it cuz the trailer looked pretty cool but having 2nd thoughts now..
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the movie sucked
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13 / F / Oh hello.
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my sister said this movie sucks
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Posted 11/28/07
i want to watch it...;;
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Posted 11/29/07
i watched it in imax 3-D and i can safely say if i didnt watch it in imax 3-D i would have been sufficiently pissed. lot of useless character building which really didnt develop characters, the movie could have easily been 40 minutes 45 at tops.
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Posted 11/29/07
I AM BEOWULF!
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Posted 11/29/07
no imax version here in Singapore. will wait for the dvd rent.
Posted 11/29/07

azrael910 wrote:
There are christian references in Beowulf (grendel being a descendent of Cain), but there is plently of taditional folklore as well. It's highly unlikely those references were there if the story is older than christianity's presence in the region (which is unknown).

Ever since I read some of 1001 Arabian Nights with all the "Praise Allah!" and such in it I've wondered about what stories have been edited for "acceptability" and how much.



Like I said, my issue isn't that they altered Beowulf - it's that they're billing it as the original as we know it when it very clearly isn't. The dramatic license they've taken is far too extreme and compromises nearly every aspect of the original tale.

Yea... they probably should have named it "Beospartan and the Angela Boobs" or something.


This is one from a professor of literature. Although he likes the film, he does go into detail about the significant number differences. There is also an explanation from the screenwriters why they did what they did at the end.

http://blogs.jsonline.com/dudek/archive/2007/11/16/the-real-beowulf.aspx

Here is a quick blurb from a professor of medieval studies:

http://www.smu.edu/newsinfo/pitches/beowulf-16nov2007.asp

Here is a list of some major differences:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/living/movies/s_539150.html


Thanks!

After reading those, the stuff at the first link pretty much was my guess as to what drove some of the plot changes. I do remember the poem being sort of disjoint and boring. Hero kills monster... duh... not very sophisticated by modern plot complexity standards. I assumed they had done stuff to try to bring it more up to "spec" but it wasn't that convincing really and still came off a bit dull. I went in with pretty low expectations though so came out feeling like it was pretty good. Then again I did see it in 3D, so maybe I just thought the 3D was cool.
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lame show
Posted 11/29/07

InBrandy wrote:
lame show

Congratulations on getting your 2 CR points for that zero-effort post, loser.
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The 3-D is good .But for me ,I'd rather not watch it >.<(had to watch a comedy right after I watch it to get over the movie)
Posted 10/27/09
i think beowold is quite good..although i just read the story!
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Posted 10/30/09
cool. evan if its 3d
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Posted 11/26/09
mama men hurt meeee !!! ~ grendel
for some reason i find grendel cute
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Posted 11/29/09
very epic!!! two thumbs up~! i like the twist. angelina jolie is damn hot!
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