Beowulf (the movie)

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Beowulf (the movie)

Postby Tsunami Jones » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:42 pm

A friend had some free passes so I got to see it last night (in 3-D). It was pretty sweet, and the 3-D didn't suck like I expected it to. It was actually pretty fun, once the audience actually got over the fact that it was in 3-D and shut up.

But yeah. The action is pretty awesome. Beowulf jumping from sea serpent to sea serpent and then getting swallowed whole only to cut his way out through its eye is EPIC. :up:

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Postby godix » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:49 pm

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Postby Topstar_Productions » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:44 pm

Is it fairly faithful to the source material? I read the epic (rendered in modern english)... and would love to see that.

Not like the Beowulf movie with Chris Lambert or even the one that came out a couple years back.

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Postby Tsunami Jones » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:56 pm

Topstar_Productions wrote:Is it fairly faithful to the source material? I read the epic (rendered in modern english)... and would love to see that.


Um, sort of. It's been a while since I've read Beowulf, but from what I can recall, the part with Grendel is mostly on. After that though from what I remember, not really.

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Postby Beowulf » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:25 am

Beowulf rocks, first book ever written, and its about some gigantic badass carving demons in twain :up:

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Postby guy07 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:51 pm

JESSICA ALBA IS FUCKING HOT IN 3D.

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Postby Tsunami Jones » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:25 pm

guy07 wrote:JESSICA ALBA IS FUCKING HOT IN 3D.


JESSICA ALBA ISN'T IN THE MOVIE.

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Postby Yok/0 » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:19 pm

guy07 wrote:JESSICA ALBA IS FUCKING HOT IN 3D.

What you got a thing for polygon graphic women? You sick son of a..

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Postby Serv0 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:00 am

Topstar_Productions wrote:Is it fairly faithful to the source material? I read the epic (rendered in modern english)... and would love to see that.

Not like the Beowulf movie with Chris Lambert or even the one that came out a couple years back.


Well I should say the movie does the original source material justice. In the film world you want to tell a good story, not a loyal story that sacrifices the quality of the overall film. However, the original Beowulf is one giant poem. A telling of alliterations, anglo-saxon mythology, christian symbolism, and classic cliches.

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Postby Orwell » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:15 am

I was rather disappointed by the movie. What the hell is with this recent cinematography notion that shaking the camera about is action sync. That's just fucking pissing me off because your supposed to be filming what's going on, not putting the viewer in a position that his head is shaking so hard that it'd cause some sort of damage. I could have just watched somebody play Lair again, including the 'camera pans two miles when your winning'.
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Postby Kionon » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:33 am

Pearl > Beowulf

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Postby mexicanjunior » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:10 am

I saw it at the Imax in 3-D last weekend, it was good stuff... :up:


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