Why watch this film?
Always an innovator, director Robert Zemeckis ("Back to the Future," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," "Forrest Gump") experiments again with motion capture animation that he employed in "The Polar Express" to bring to the screen the Anglo-Saxon epic poem "Beowulf." Though time has been somewhat unkind to the movie today, it was a true innovation in its day, though it was criticized for being a relatively poor adaptation of the original poem with a script co-written by Neil Gaiman ("Stardust - The Mystery of the Star") and Roger Avary ("Pulp Fiction"). Nevertheless, many of its action sequences are still impressive today, and beneath the animation stand out the voices and performances of a cast that includes names the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright, Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, and Ray Winstone.
The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel, who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's Mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
Where to watch?
Available at home