Beowulf & Grendel
Category: Beowulf & Grendel News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: March 17, 2007 | Publication: Lord of the Universe | Author: Protogenes
Thanks to "300", and its star Gerard Butler, an earlier film of his "Beowulf & Grendel" (2005) has slipped onto cable here.
At least they play it in widescreen.
This retelling of the Anglosaxon poem is like a rep company from historical epic movies. Besides Mr. Butler from "300", there's Tony Curran (from the classic "The 13th Warrior") and Stellan Skarsgård (from the even more classic "King Arthur", here wearing the same makeup).
Other than the less than stellar acting skills of Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, the film is about as good as you can get basing your material on an 8th century poem, if only the first half.
Fav line: "Come on Beowulf, he's a fucking troll."