BEOWULF (2007 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Beowulf—perfect example of motion capture animation—presents some the best of Robert Zemeckis’ efforts to develop new animation technologies that are so realistic it seems one is watching live acting. This film shows what Zemeckis (Polar Express) does best in special effects. While the script and storyline may not be the best, the special effects are outstanding. The all-star voice casting adds to the quality of the entertainment. The film becomes a worthy watch to stay abreast of technology and the changing face of the entertainment industry.

Storyline

Beowulf becomes involved with a Water Demon and finds there are some battles that are neither won or lost. They repeat themselves over and over again with different protagonists yearning for and receiving ruling rights over others with resulting disastrous consequences for those ruled and those who rule.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Zemeckis for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Roger Avary, Neil Gaiman, and Martin Shafer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Wealthow (Robin Wright),Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins), Musician #1 (Paul Baker), Musician #2 (John Bilezikjian), Musician #3 (Rod D. Harbour), Musician #4 (Brice Martin), Gitte (Sonja Fortag), Hild (Sharisse Baker Bernard), Estrith (Charlotte Salt), Cille (Julene Renee), Garmund (Greg Ellis), Eofor (Rik Young), Wulfgar (Sebastian Roché), and Yrsa (Leslie Zemeckis).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 


Yes. This experimental, animated film with its special effects becomes a wonder to watch...a milestone in the entertainment industry brought to you by Robert Zemeckis.

Ben Meyers

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