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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Ray Winstone
Angelina Jolie
Brendan Gleeson
Anthony Hopkins
Robin Wright Penn
John Malkovich
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriters
Roger Avary
Neil Gaiman
Running Time
114 minutes

Beowulf
Move over, Leonidas - there's a new hard man in town


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Beowulf

Plot
6th Century Denmark, and the domain of King Hrothgar (Hopkins) is under attack from a hideous demon named Grendel (Crispin Glover). The heroic Beowulf (Winstone), a Geat warrior, arrives and vows to defeat Grendel. But if he manages that, there’s Grendel’s angry and seductive mother (Jolie) to contend with…


Verdict
It’s not a reinvention of the wheel, but in 3D this is an astonishing experience that borders on ‘must-see’, and raises the bar for what James Cameron is planning with Avatar. And you’ll be glad to know that the creepy dead eyes thing has been fixed.


Reviewed by Tom Ambrose

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