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New movie: Beowulf

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:16 am
by Shurtugal
hey everyone! I saw the trailer on tv and this movie looks awesome. well, awesome movie-wise, but it definitely looks like it takes a lot of artistic license, who knows how close it is to the actual story, but I guess there are variations in many different beowulf stories. well, here's the trailer, which looks amazing.

http://www.beowulfmovie.com/

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:27 pm
by Shoes
Is it animated? I can't tell

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:49 pm
by Aliencat
Shoes wrote:Is it animated? I can't tell

Yep it's animated.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:17 pm
by Prince Imdol
Parts of it are, and some parts are not. I am not liking it that much. Is there really need for nudity? I think not.


P.I

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:05 am
by MacFarlane
Hmm, a scantilly clad Angelina Jolie in a hack and slash film? What's not to love? :lol:

But seriously, I am pretty excited to see this when it comes out.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:45 am
by Sir Kohran
Looks very similar to 300. Hoping it'll be somewhat better than that.

- Matt

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:00 pm
by Tower of Iron Will
MacFarlane wrote:Hmm, a scantilly clad Angelina Jolie in a hack and slash film? What's not to love? :lol:

But seriously, I am pretty excited to see this when it comes out.


Nothing like a good hack and slash for the palate. It will be iteresting to see this movie's take on an old classic.
-Tower

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:26 am
by JPinoy
Prince Imdol wrote:Parts of it are, and some parts are not. I am not liking it that much. Is there really need for nudity? I think not.


P.I


:roll:

Why would a water dwelling supernatural being wear a dress?

Sir Kohran wrote:Looks very similar to 300. Hoping it'll be somewhat better than that.

- Matt


I wouldn't compare it to 300, due to Beowulf's lack of political elements such as an "evil mid-east empire conquering the world". :roll:


Besides, this is a remake of the Beowulf tale, rather than a comic book style version of The 300 Spartans.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:17 am
by jokkna
Well the best part of it is that the movie is filmed in Iceland. my home country :D

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:42 am
by evilnailman
Prince Imdol wrote:Is there really need for nudity?

P.I


If its Angelina then, yes, there's quite likely a very good need for it :D

Still, looking at the trailer, can't quite see how well it matches to the legend, or at least the translation I have. Not sure its my cop of tea.

Matt

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:56 am
by ottoatm
I loved 300, as did every friend I took to the movie (be they North/South American, Asian, or European; male or female), so I'm not convinced it's trash :wink:

But this looks like something completely different to me. A bit of battle and a bit of character relationship/etc.

I don't mind if it's not fitting to the original story, I don't hold Hollywood to historical accuracy... I am looking to watch it and enjoy it - which it seems I will do!

Well the best part of it is that the movie is filmed in Iceland. my home country

Cool!

Can't wait~

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:04 am
by Blueandwhite
I can't see spending a small fortune on CGI only to make the film look... like plastic? Seriously, everything (and everyone) looks like they are covered in gel.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:55 pm
by The_Vanquished
Prince Imdol wrote:Parts of it are, and some parts are not. I am not liking it that much. Is there really need for nudity? I think not.


P.I


Almost every movie from 14A and up has at least a bit. It sells.

I'm not really that excited, I don't think I will see it in theaters unless it does very well in the box office. Looks like a renting movie to me.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:34 pm
by Velliscig
Yes, the fact that it's animated upsets me too. Thanks for answering the question i hadn't asked yet: that it is animated. That is just plain retarded there is no need for it to be animated period, yet partially...

They are ruining movies these days; they have to get back to non-animated movies or i'll be sick!


**- Nicely said, BlueandWhite 8)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:52 pm
by Shurtugal
yeah I agree the, the animation really bugs me. I haven't seen it yet, but I've watched a lot of trailers and previews, and in one they said how the scenes were filmed with real people, and then done over in cgi, so really, the movie could've been real..but no....i dunno...the cgi'ness of it really takes all the real emotion out of the characters...