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Plot: The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior’s battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads a troop of warriors across the sea to rid a village of the marauding monster.
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How much do you want to think?
Bear with me while I transpose my thoughts from my tangential, blonde head and hopefully it will be worth your read.
Let me first say that Grendel engaged me throughout the movie. There were good performances by many of the cast (Butler’s conflicted hero, Skarsgard’s noble-but-not-so-noble king) , but Ingvar Sigurdsson owned it as Grendel. Was it the skill of the writer and director in making Grendel a vulnerable human(?) and victim (drawing a sympathy vote from the audience)? Was it Ingvar Sigurdsson’s acting skills to express intense emotions and engage the audience despite virtually any words in the script and enough prosthetic make-up to impede facial expressions? All I know is that I connected with Grendel’s pain. And isn’t that the point?
Another prominent character was the weather. It wasn’t on the casting list, but it showed up nonetheless and fought for top billing. It helped to draw you into the ruggedness of the times and the story, but I also found it distracting. Perhaps it’s my own distractibility, but for whatever reason, the scenery and weather engaged me more than the story a few times.
The soundtrack was indeed beautiful, but personally, I don’t think it fit. To me, the campfire-to-mead-hall timeless folktale would have been better served by a more primitive collection of instruments rather than the majestic orchestra suited to an epic. But that’s just my taste.
My main criticism is that to me, the film seemed choppy. I felt like I missed out on some important parts. (I didn’t take any washroom breaks, did I?) It may have been the editing. There are others who enjoyed the film much better at the second viewing, so maybe it’s all there in the movie beyond my distraction by the scenery and Gerard Butler’s rugged good looks. Maybe the movie did its job; after all I’m still chewing on it 2 weeks later. Who knows? I did, however, catch the humor in the film. Andrew Rai Berzins’ sharp wit and humor came to the rescue and drew me back in when distractions prevailed.
I’d really like to see it a second time now that my giddiness is over. I was anticipating this movie from the time filming began, and what film can live up to a year’s worth of my ruminations and expectations? Now, don’t ask me to rate the film with a number. I hate numbers. They don’t mean anything. You should never see a movie based on numbers. See it because you want to.
and if my review left you with more questions than answers, then I’ve done my job, because that’s where the movie left me. Now go see the movie and find your own questions and answers.
Disappointing, and at times painful
Being a fan of the mostly unknown Gerard Butler as well as the source material, I looked forward to his starring in a classic epic. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t do him, or anyone else for that matter, justice. The movie opens in a very odd manner that seems to leave the viewer out of the loop as to who the characters on screen are and what their significance to the plot is. Even as a semi-coherent plot emerges, the directing improves little. Several scenes end without coming to a logical conclusion, as if they’d been abandoned. The dialogue, unfortunately, fares no better. Many lines are so ridiculously absurd they become unintentionally funny. To make matters worse, the writers decided to add the character of Selma the witch to the story, who exists solely to provide someone for Beowulf to have sex with by the end of the movie. Now I realize this is an imposing story to have to tell on a budget, but I have to question the decision to reduce Grendel to what is basically a primitive man rather than a fearsome monster. Overall, the film suffers from lack of character development, careful editing, and pacing (for an action movie, it is at time painfully slow) as well as some silly dialogue. There might be a decent movie in there somewhere, but this isn’t it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (USA), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director Sturla Gunnarsson
Writer Anonymous (epic poem “Beowulf”), Andrew Rai Berzins
Actors Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Sigurdsson
Country Canada, UK, Iceland, USA, Australia
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations.
Production Company Film Workshop Ltd., Arclight Films, Spice Factory, Endgame Entertainment, Icelandic Film Corporation
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (original negative), 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 35 mm (anamorphic)