Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Movies I've seen - Beowulf.

Went and saw Beowulf on the weekend just gone. Good, worth seeing, but I'm not going to rave over it.

The story itself is one of the most significant epic poems/sagas in early English literature. Well over a thousand years old it predates the English being 'English', in that it's Scandinavian roots are very clear.

Trouble is, the movie is not true to the original story. Even 'adapted' to modern media, it fails to stir the imagination in the same way as, say 'Lord of the Rings' does.

The story is more at home in a Norse or Anglo-Saxon feasting and drinking hall. It doesn't translate to the big screen in the same way.

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