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"Face your demons."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 6.3  (173,344)
  • 59

Beowulf is a 2007 CGI-animated movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on the Old English epic poem of the same name. The movie features an all-star cast, including Ray Winstone as Beowulf, Crispin Glover as Grendel, and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. The film was a commercial success it grossed over $196 million worldwide on a $150 million budget.

The movie takes place in medieval Denmark, where a monstrous creature named Grendel is terrorizing the nearby kingdom. The aging King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) is powerless against the creature, and his people live in fear of being attacked at any moment. When the renowned warrior Beowulf arrives from Geatland with a band of soldiers, he offers to slay the beast in exchange for great wealth and acclaim.

Beowulf is a skilled fighter and a man of his word. He goes to Grendel's lair and confronts the monster, but instead of killing him, he disarms him and wounds him. Grendel retreats back to his mother's cavern, where he is nursed back to health. Meanwhile, Beowulf is celebrated as a hero by the people of Denmark, and he is hailed by King Hrothgar as a savior.

But things are not as they seem. Grendel's mother, an enchantress named Selma, has plans of her own. She seduces Beowulf and offers him immortality in exchange for his love. Beowulf is torn between his loyalty to his homeland and his desire for power and glory. As he becomes more entangled in Selma's web of deceit, he realizes that he may have made a grave mistake and that his actions could have dire consequences for himself and the people of Denmark.

The movie is visually stunning, with detailed and realistic animation that brings the characters and world of Beowulf to life. The fight scenes are intense and brutal, and the themes of power, greed, and temptation are explored in a complex and engaging way. The performances are also excellent, especially Ray Winstone as the flawed but heroic Beowulf and Angelina Jolie as the seductive and mysterious Selma.

Overall, Beowulf is a thrilling and thought-provoking movie that stays true to the spirit of the original text while adding its own unique spin on the story. It is a must-see for fans of fantasy, action, and adventure, and it stands as one of the best adaptations of the Beowulf story to date.

Beowulf is a 2007 adventure movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 59.

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