- 1 hr 35 min
Computer generated graphics that appear to be real, soundtracks that send chills down your spine and a main character ready to knock down anything or anyone in his way, this are some of the qualities that this amazing movie offers from the very beginning. Beowulf is a film that not only analysis the deepest desires of the human brain but also the deepest emotions one can feel in different situations, be it romance or action this film will leave you wanting more as you follow Beowulf in adventures that will test a lot more than his courage. By using computer animations to extremes never seen the movie manages to surpass the possible effects accomplished using real people for the characters.
As the story follows we see a man hungry for the fame and willing to go to any extremes necessaries to reach his desired fans. We see he is willing to even make pacts with demons to become a beloved king and lie to his wife to calm his thirst for sexual desires. Beowulf from the beginning is portrayed as a rather cocky and overconfident character that doesn't seem to care about the well beings of others as long as his fame reaches new levels across the land. Even so he is rather abusive of his position he fights as fair as possible, this is seen at the beginning of the film when he undresses to fight the monster in bare skin so there is no advantages between each other. Beowulf also seems to over exaggerate the stories of his adventures to points where they seem unrealistic or in some cases improbable.
The movie itself is excellently made to extents never seen before. Not only does it have impressive graphics but by basing the characters of real actors they create a feeling like they no longer belong in a third-dimensional environment but in a completely real scenario. The soundtrack really contributes a major factor in this movie as it not only helps set the mood and setting of the story but give a completely different tone to the voices of the characters.
This movie is not appropriate for a younger audience as it includes nudity and high amounts of violence. This movie is great for anyone that loves to see a hero and his faults as well as anyone in need of very high speed action and deep levels of philosophy that will leave the viewer in a state of awe.
Beowulf is a 1999 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.