Beowulf And Grendel details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Gerard Butler, Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson, Stellan Skarsgard, Ronan Vibert, Rory McCann, Tony Curran, Martin Delaney, Elva Osk Olafsdottir|
Beowulf And Grendel
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Oct 2007|
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ExcellentBy a customer from Coventry UK , 08 Jul 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]A great film that sticks quite closely the the original Anglo-Saxon saga.
The film is very atmospheric with great action sequences, brilliant costumes and props and a decent cast who really bring this Nordic tale to the screen with style. If, like me, you love Historical epics then make sure you rent this one then sit back and enjoy being transported through the mists of time to a legend and myth from the Dark-ages.
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Lame effortBy a customer from Yorkshire , 03 May 2009These type of pseudo-historical films either work or they don't. This didn't work.
Well worth it.By KateMc (2 reviews) from Bury St. Edmunds , 29 Apr 2009I was going to turn this film off after 15 minutes like many of the other reviewers did, but I'm a sucker for sticking a film out just to see if it gets better.
I'm so glad I stuck this one out, the accents really didn't bother me, I'm not sure what the problem was, I'd rather hear people doing their own accents than cod Dane ones. I agree some of the dialogue was out of place
This film was slow, but shocking and beautiful. Well worth sticking out the first half hour.
Tale of Terrible Troll vs Handsome HeroBy Charles Brickley from Andover, Hampshire England , 18 Mar 2009This film has a talented cast, wonderful scenery, classic costumes and accurate armour, yet it just lacked that something which could have turned this reasonable film into a real triumph.
Unfortunately the movie appears to rely upon the audience knowing something about the Scandinavian Saga of the hero Beowulf. The plot struts from one scene to another like a 'six pack' without the plastic 'thingy' which should hold it all together.
I always watch the film through to the end and although I was not disappointed, I just felt that this one had the potential to be so much more than it actually was.
It was hard to put a specific reason as to why this movie was just ordinary, but it lacked the spark that it should have had. This could have been one hell of an action film whatever the budget constraints may have been.
Gerard Butler was good in the title role and Ingvar Sigurdsson was a credible Grendel but somehow they got lost in the editing suite, lacking the impact that they deserved.
Finally, please do not be put off hiring this film as it was not a waste of time, just not the classic that it could have been. Worth the money as it has saved me buying another ordinary DVD.
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beowulf & GrendelBy marksbabe (7 reviews) from Sittingbourne , 04 Mar 2009this was a brilliant gritty film. Gearard's part reminded me a bit of the part he played in 300. There was an element of comedy but otherwise well worth the rental.
Poor trollenBy Fussypot (56 reviews) from Wales , 04 Mar 2009I felt so sorry for the troll family. Beowulf and co were coarse and mean. The accents were such an awful mix - some Nordic as they should be but others - dreadful!
Scenery lovely, but would a leader of his tribe really be so scruffy? I don't believe anyone with long hair would be so unkempt - they did have combs in those days, and if you take the effort to plait your hair you will comb it too. Good the creepy Christian converter got his just deserts.