Critic Review - DVD Review

At the end of it all, if you take away the violence, the defiantly in-your-face nudity, and Angelina Jolie, you will find very little story underneath.

March 10, 2008 Full Review Source: DVD Review | Comments (4)
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chirpie

ryan kramer

Isn't this the same as saying, "take everything good out of the film and all that's left are the bad parts!"

Well duh. ^_^

Dec 16 - 04:42 PM

Andrew T.

Andrew Treffy

I wouldn't necessarily say that there is very little story. If you interpret the movie as a satire, in many ways a deconstruction of the original tale of Beowulf, then I would say it has a great deal of story. It works with several different allegories to turn Beowulf into more of a flawed human being and less of the "manly man" of the original poem. That isn't to say that this Beowulf isn't the embodiment of overt masculinity as well, but the movie subverts that masculinity and shows its weaknesses as opposed to the original poem. The biggest problem with Beowulf is that it relies to heavily upon basically the same dramatic irony that Troy relied so much on. That being the consistent references to the hero's story "living on forever". The reason that this is dramatic irony is because the audience knows his little story will live on to at least 2010 because they're sitting down and watching it. Personally, I don't think I need to be reminded of something I already know over and over again.

Feb 16 - 08:23 PM

Tim T.

Tim Tom

i cant believe that this got such good reviews, I saw it at the time and I am watching it now- it really is terrible, the weird shrek like animation is offputting.

Mar 30 - 04:37 PM

Paul G.

Paul Grady

the first 30 minutes kinda sucked,..but then once the action started,..i thought it was awesome!,..GO BEOWULF!

May 26 - 01:49 AM

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