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Movie review Wrath of Gods (2007)

Category: Beowulf & Grendel Reviews
Article Date: February 25, 2008 | Publication: | Author: Editor

Posted by: stagewomanjen

Wrath of Gods is an challenging exploration into the rigors of cinema making as seen through and through the troubled production of 2005s Beowulf and Grendel (not to be lost with Robert Zemeckis approaching motion catch adaptation of the same famed story). The natural process is shown from the perspective of an extra in the film, a bystander whose on arrange video diary would show window a seemingly doomed production. There were so many unforseen disasters on set (a automobile crash involving a member of the crew, dwindling finances, a leaky property boat, etc.), that if it all didnt in truth happen, I never would have believed it.

Through it all, Beowulf and Grendel manager Sturla Gunnarsson remains relatively affable as does his spirited throw headed by a playful Gerard Samuel Butler (Phantom of the Opera house, 300) and the gifted Stellan Skarsgard. (Good Will Hunting, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Mans Chest). Miraculously, Beowulf and Grendel did subsist an intense production schedule and spell the cinema didnt rattling go on to enjoy domestic box office success, thats hardly the stage. Through all the unforseen crap, Gunnarsson and crew finished the job. The same couldnt be said for the brilliant Terry Gilliam wHO never was able to see his "The Man World Health Organization Killed Don Quixote" adaptation come to life (that story is brilliantly displayed in the similarly themed documentary Bemused in La Mancha which Pantryman playfully references in this film).

Documentaries like Lost in La Mancha and the entertaining if a trifle sad Wrath of Gods urinate me marvel how any film always gets accomplished. I take in yet to see Beowulf and Grendel, but after watching Wrath of Gods, you rump bet Ill check it out presently. Perhaps actress Sarah Polley sums it up best "The only thing honestly I can compare it to is "The Adventures of Business leader Manchuasen" when I was 8 and that was I think 3 times harder than this. Simply nothings receive come close until this, in terms of just sheer, disturbed ambition." Wrath of Gods will be acting at the Red Stone Film Festival in Springdale, UT this November. For a complete Red Rock Film Festival line-up, check out

Wrath of Gods is a fantastic objective giving us insite into the world of movie making. I enjoyed every last hour of this film. What a great blend of drama and humor, giving us large entertainment. The DVD has some terrific extras. This is what a documentary should be!!!!


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