Vaulting: Beowulf (2007)
What could have been the greatest adaptation of a Geat legend turned into a joke and Morgan has his reasons.
Date And Time: 2013-04-16 21:56:18Comment:
This movie is an English literature major's nightmare. And I say this being an English lit major myself...
Yes, I'm restraining myself from screaming incoherently and writing all sorts of curses against the otherwise brilliant Neil Gaiman for being involved in this mess. Seriously, Neil, YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER!!!
Date And Time: 2013-01-21 06:46:10Comment:
I enjoyed watching this video. It would be cool to hear from this person who makes these.
Date And Time: 2012-10-23 23:16:08Comment:
What about the other animted version told in HBO's Animated Tales of the World in the mid-90's.
Date And Time: 2012-10-12 08:23:20Comment:
i acseli like this movie
Name: Andrew Shepard
Date And Time: 2012-08-03 16:43:02Comment:
Thats my comment below.
Date And Time: 2012-08-03 16:42:46Comment:
For some reason I liked this movie when I first saw it, and then I slowly began to dislike it more and more. I thought the nudity was just too over-the-top and I totally agree about the liar cliche why did they have to do that to Beowulf. The only things I really like about this film now are the occasional good animations(the dragon), The Silvestri soundtrack, and Menzel's version of "A Hero Comes Home".
Date And Time: 2012-07-27 12:16:58Comment:
I hated this movie and how much they deviated from the material just to shoe-horn in more shots of Angelina.
Date And Time: 2012-07-27 01:05:20Comment:
Um... Well you know when guys have large gun/swords. I think this movie took it a little too far.
Date And Time: 2012-07-26 16:54:37Comment:
@josh - I just find Spatacus weak and more twoards a guilty pleasure feel (even thought it tries to redeem itself near the final part of Act I and the entire secion of Act II is not bad), but War of the Worlds on the other hand...I can't express this enough, F*CKING AMAZING!!!!
Date And Time: 2012-07-25 20:02:06Comment:
very nice review i just have one question on jeff wayne's spartacus joke you made. did you hate jeff wayne's spartacus or jeff wayne's war of the worlds at least that one is damn good
Date And Time: 2012-07-24 11:10:53Comment:
You poor poor boy. I remember watching this in high school. I was looking at the screen, thinking "what the hell am I looking at!"
Date And Time: 2012-07-23 04:05:29Comment:
People like you give people like me the opportunity to learn about bad movies without the pain of actually watching them. You sir, are a true hero.
Name: Lady Dryer
Date And Time: 2012-07-22 23:26:10Comment:
Oh yeah, the inspiration of today's rated-R video games for boys... My sister saw this recently and I only saw bits of it, then RAN away! We were about to watch it in Mythology class, but thankfully, I graduated as a senior. At least Avatar is done well and I hear Tintin is great (though I never saw it). Nice. You say "Mama", I'd say "Mama Mia!" Better be prepare for the latest box-office bomb of stop-motion-capture. Hehehe!
Date And Time: 2012-07-22 21:43:35Comment:
I find this movie to be a guilty pleasure of mine. (and that's coming from a guy who never read the original heroic poem of "Beowulf") I liked Ray Winstone as the title character and the epic climax with the dragon and stuff. Anyhow, I'm sure you'll tear "Mars Needs Moms" to bits very soon! (MAN, I HATE THAT ABOMINATION THAT NEARLY KILLED MOTION CAPTURE!)
Date And Time: 2012-07-22 20:48:59Comment:
you know,I read the graphic you shown, back when I was in High-school,it was defiantly,better then the movie.
Date And Time: 2012-07-22 17:49:59Comment:
I didn't know it was animated!O_O That is a bad sorce of motion-capture.-_-;
Name: Nic Kramer
Date And Time: 2012-07-22 15:42:22Comment:
Should've just did it in live-action.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 23:31:52Comment:
I remember reading the legend and when I saw the trailer I never imagined that it was animated.
So I went with some friends to see it and.... It was boring!
This is one of the few movies that I seriously felt dull enough to even fall asleep, and that's no good.
Is 75% faithful to the legend but the pacing was kinda strange.
Name: Hewy Toonmore
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 14:48:47Comment:
I actually really like this movie. It's the ballsiest of the Zemekis motion-capture movies and the story, though changed some from the original source material, is still pretty epic. I understand why you and others might not like it and I respect your opinion.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 14:44:42Comment:
What I personally couldn't get over with this movie and the biggest reason I didn't see it... might be considered silly to some - but since I am an artist, I might react stronger to it than others. The heads on everyone - especially on Beowulf and Grendel, are slightly too big. It makes them look goofy and dumb. It's not unrealistic with smaller heads on a muscular guy. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger... or hell - look at Dwayne Johnson. They are big muscular guys - and their heads are small. Beowulf having a slightly too big head makes him look... well, weak and silly. It bugs the hell out of me.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 10:10:52Comment:
hewy put he in top 13 scariest Monsters
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 09:55:13Comment:
This along with Dinosaur is the one I was looking forward to seeing the most this season. Turned out to be insightful and interesting but you have to admit thatthe reason why they made Beowulf lustful and flawed is an understandable decision because if he were flawless, he would be like Superman with no depth or anything really to relate to. Still, can't wait for the next one but take as much time as you need, no rush.
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 00:32:59Comment:
@Frank - I would have disucssed about the 3D aspect of Beowulf, but considering how I saw this movie in 2D as a rental, I just saw it that way but with odd stuff flying at you things. Again, I would have brought that up, but to be honest, it wasn't major considering how I always focus on story and characters in the enjoyment of a film. In regards to motion capture, that is something I will get into more in the next episode, but I will be a tad brief. I agree with you on how it should be a special effects tool and not one of animation. If you are going to go the animated route, use it for charactatures like in Christmas Carrol (which still scares the hell out of me) and Tintin. Yes, I did see Tintin. I own the Blu Ray and that shows how much I apprecaite how well adapted it was and respected the source material. When it comes to the worst of motion capture...well, you aint seen nothing yet...
Date And Time: 2012-07-21 00:04:12Comment:
at least Mr. hopkins got his dignity back as Odin
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 23:51:53Comment:
I honestly didn't even like the Polar Express. I cringed everytime I kept hearing "Believe", just preaching it and shoving down the moral like every 5 mintues :P On to Beowulf, I totally agree about Beowulf being quite unlikeable. I'm suprised you didn't mention the 3D being forced in some scenes. Like the swords and blood coming at you. I never liked stop motion capture except for something like Avatar and the new Planet of the Apes. Use it to make the actors like animals or creatures, not hummans. That is pretty pointless and a waste of time as it would be easier for the actors to just dress up as the characters. Although, Tintin was the only watchable stop motion capture film currently. It's not great, but it is a fun watch. I'd see that if you haven't seen it already.
Date And Time: 2012-07-20 23:50:00Comment:
Excellent show. Got a few laughs out of me as well. This movie certainly was a strange adaptation.