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Ex-Rental - Beowulf (2007)


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    3 out of 10 Beautiful but bland.
    Ciaran from Dublin, 07 Apr 2008
    There's no denying the work effort that has gone into creating this CGI motion picture and it sure does look good. I can only imagine how much better it would look in 3D. So there's plenty of style but I feel the letdown is the story itself. The characters are uninvolved with a script that lacks imagination. Beowulf essentially has to knock off three opponents in turn and, although there is plenty of action, it all lacks excitement. 'The Polar Express' had heart, Beowulf does not.
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    3.5 out of 10 Wonderfully unexpected
    Daryl from Dublin, 22 Jan 2009
    I had no idea what this movie was about, didn't know it was all CGI. In a way it helped me experience it with open eyes. It brings us a new way of experiencing special effects, without seperating the real actors with CGI, just make it all CGI! The movie looks so real, that you are completely immersed in it. I watched it on a portable player, and still loved it. I will probably buy it now on DVD. If you are curious, rent it!
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    2.5 out of 10 neither good or too bad
    Alana from Donegal, 22 May 2008
    it was hard to follow the story, wasn't really attracting viewers to do so. some characters stories are so abrubt that you ask too many question and by the time movie is finished you don't have a half of the questions answered. From the original story point of view, no close even and just lets say Hollywood perspective regardless origin. Didn't like it.
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    3.5 out of 10 Beowulf
    Paul from Cork, 30 Aug 2008
    Enjoyable yarn, computer animated featuring a six-packed Ray Winstone and a nipple-less Angelina Jolie! Based on a Danish fairy-tale, the story centres on legendary warrior Beowulf and his rise to king after he rids the current incumbent of a curse. Years later, after being fanciful about the truth, he must face the consequences of his actions.
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    0.5 out of 10 Unwatchable
    Maggie from Mayo, 31 Mar 2008
    We could not watch this film for more than 30 mins. Dialogue was stiff and there was absolutely no engagement with the characters. It is severely hindered, rather then helped by being in CGI. It may have worked better in conventional form. It attempts to portray an epic tale and fails miserably, as the characters are wooden and two-dimensional.
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    What's it about....
    In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grandel and susequently incurs the hellish wrath of the beasts ruthlessly seductive mother. Their epic clash forges the timeless legend of Beowulf.