Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Newbunkle, Nov 13, 2007.
It was required for me.
Yeah, Beowulf isn't widely required, but many programs study it. It is like 2nd or 3rd tier.
My school did not, although I suppose it could have been on a long list of optional books for the world literature course I took senior year in high school.
My class will read it soon, after acouple other plays/books.
About the movie- yeah, it doesn't look good to me. Everytime I see the "I....am...BEOWOLF" just seems like a knockoff of "This..IS.SPAAARTAAAA".
Yes, that and that alone drew my interest. We wrote some great books and is working here with a myth to start with, so it can very well turn out good.
I agree, Beowolf looks like it will be pretty bad. We should never judge a movie by its preview though.
I don't know how Beowulf will be, but I think its great that some films are using highly stylized settings using CGI. While these films have so far seemed to be influenced or based on comic books it still brings film goers somewhere different, somewhere fanciful. (My favorite so far has been Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) It reminds of some older films which used stylized sets instead of realistic sets.
Ummm "300" is the graphic novel in movie format, which was based off of childhood memories of watching "The 300 Spartans"
Now with Beowulf, I don't think it looks bad, even though the story is changed its just not changed enough to make it bad. I'll still go see it, but I'll go knowing that its just another movie.
My only real problem(and this applies to 90% of the movies from Hollywood) is the need to make CGI, Explosions, Blood Guts and Gore overshadow the characters and character development. Micheal Bay and the latest Star Wars are prime examples of what I'm talking about.
Errr. Whats changed about the story? From what I can tell from the previews it looks a lot like the Beowulf I remember reading...?
YES! YES! Ha HA! More movies with scantily clad ripped bearded men with baritone British accents! MUST HAVE MORE! Heh hehehhehe hahahaha!
Oooh are you all right, child?
It appears to me, at least from what I can make out in the previews, that they've added in the notion of a curse: that Hrothgar became king by making a deal with Grendel's mother, which eventually creates his doom in the form of Grendel; Beowulf in turn makes his own deal in order to defeat Grendel, winning him glory but also eventual death in the form of the dragon (which appears to be his son by Grendel's mother).
300 pwN3d, in every sence of the term.
I think people weren`t prepared for the comic book aspect of 300 and were disappointed. I thought it was great. My Dad, who didn`t like any movie after Gladiator except the American Beauty, watched it with me. Twice.
I think a CG/"real" movie is a neat, I have nothing against CG, I could watch Blizzard`s CG sequences all day long..
Even the old LOTR animated movie had real actors for Rohans and Orcs. They just drew (drawed? sp?) the animated ones over them. And that looked great.
Yeah the rotoscoping on that was amazing, petty the sequel fell through.
I'm seeing the preview showing tomorrow. I'm not too sure how good it looks yet though, my only qualm is with the cg, which looks like it will be a LOT better on a 3D screen, which I don't have access to.
I really liked 300.
I have high hopes for Beowulf: IMAX 3D ftw
I just hope they don't try to overdo the 3d
its going to be 3d?!?
Yep, thats the whole point in the CG .
Well maybe not the whole...
how will it be shown? multiple projectors or damned goggles?
I thought it was a mix of the two at all times?
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