Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby muffinman on Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:43 am

Anyone else seen this great movie? It doesn't follow the original poem, but has a deeper meaning. It wasn't what I expected at all, only about four action sequences when I thought there would be a lot more.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby Visarts on Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:46 am

Uh, no. When I found out it was pure CGI (ie, no live action) I didn't bother....
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby kode0001 on Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:27 pm

Just because it was CG? >.> Doesn't mean it's gonna be bad. I haven't seen it yet either...
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby muffinman on Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:39 pm

A lot of it looks real. Except for a few characters, but when Beowulf is on the screen, I always forgot it was CG.


CG can get annoying at times, but they needed it for this movie. How else would you have Beowulf get eaten by a sea monster, only to have him stab through it's eye a second later?
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby Visarts on Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:50 pm

mm well the polar express sucked, and that was the only other one like it...
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby LeifEriksson58 on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:05 pm

I didn't like it, because they changed it. You can read my review at:

http://www.geocities.com/leiferiksson58/beowulf
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby muffinman on Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:59 am

I actually liked the fact that they changed it. Not much of a lesson to be learned if Beowulf just killed all of the bad guys then died. Movies are meant to teach a lesson.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby Limefan913 on Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:49 am

What's the lesson learned in Halloween?
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby Visarts on Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:34 pm

Alright I agree with this one, the changes they made to the story were actually quite good, and in terms of good modern storytelling, quite necessary. The original was just a bunch of old fables cobbled together in one person, and I think the movie really got the meaning behind the story. I was actually impressed, overall.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby muffinman on Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:57 am

There you go.

As for horror movies, the only lesson they teach is to run faster.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby gregortheoverlanderfan on Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:49 am

Good point, lol. I have never seen a horror movie, so I'll take your word for that.

In Mythology, our teacher read us Beowulf, and it's actually pretty good. I'm thinking that the movie should be the same.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby Visarts on Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:29 pm

No, there was some serious logic problems that had to be resolved in the original. I liked how the thing shrunk when it was wounded, that explained a lot of problems I had with the original story's fight scene.
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Re: Beowulf(spoilers allowed)

Postby muffinman on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:08 pm

I agree that Wiglaf should have done more though.That's my only problem with this movie. That and in the beginning I couldn't understand what they were saying.
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