Sunday, November 18, 2007

Beowulf!

Yeah, so I didn't blog before midnight. But I saw Beowulf in 3-D, so, uh... yeah.

The movie left me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, jeez that was gory -- and did we really need all the blood and spears and bile in our face (I mean that literally -- this was, after all, 3-D). And I often felt like the immersive sense that the 3-D glasses created mereley compensated for the overall flatness of the graphics. And don't get me started on the changes made in the storyline (mostly because I don't know what to do with 'em. I can see the reasoning behind the choices made overall, but... huh).

But still, Grendel? Was freaking creepy, man.

7 comments:

seester said...

I still want to go...yay Hrothgar!

Nora said...

Oh, I'm just a quibbler -- it's good . Especially the first bits with Grendel. And see it in 3-D, man!

momeester said...

Dana and I will wait for the DVD. I think Grendel's mom looks cool with the long snakelike tail. (I have see the preview clips.)

seester said...

There is (out here in the wilderness) only one 3-D theater nearby, and it's not showing there (I'm hoping there's a 'yet' attached). I may just have to venture into a major metropolitan area for this one.

Yipes.

Nora said...

I kept thinking "Oh, dad needs to see this!" when Grendel was speaking old English or a bard started reciting the original verses.

But then someone's eye would get poked out, or their entrails ould splatter in three dimensional glory, and I'd think, "Or maybe not."

seester said...

Hmmm...maybe I could settle for a regular ol' 2-D theater with regular ol' 2-D entrails.

killlashandra said...

Interesting take. I haven't decided if I want to see it yet or not. The trailer I saw in the theater one time looked different. That seemed the best way to describe it.