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I Am Beowulf! And I Have No Facial Expressions

November 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

That sums up the movie to me. Sure the 3D in the theater was amazing. It’s like a monster truck show, after the Monster truck smashes the same cars for the fifth time I’m ready for Roadzilla. Or whatever the hell that transformer is.

The film’s FX were amazing but the movie lost me with the soulless faces of the characters. For crying out loud Donkey had more emotions and expressions than any character in this film. The story is yet another CliffNote that Hollywood has produced for the lazy reader. I remember back in college when a classmate missed a few mythology classes. She asked me, “What did we go over in class for the test?” Before I could answer her, my roommate looked at her and told her to watch “Clash of The Titians.” She did… and failed the test. That was a great moment in college.

USA Today asks, “could it be the future of filmmaking?” To remember the legend of Beowulf for the imagery and effects and forget the message. I sure as hell hope not.

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  • 1 Jarod // Nov 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    The graphics sure were neat.But frankly, once the initial “wow” effect wore off, I found myself asking “why not just use live action?” And why call it Beowulf? – it should be called something else, how about “A story largely written by us with a few elements of Beowulf thrown in here and there.” Not to nitpick – the story they came up with was fine. But it was not Beowulf. Beowulf is much more interesting – absolutely no love story crap. “ohhhh I love you…blah blah blah”

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