- 114 min
- Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
- Written by: Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary
- Cast: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, Alison Lohman
- Website: www.beowulfmovie.com
Zemeckis' 1988 mixed up live-action-with-cartoons experiment resulted in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. Here he shows how much the technique has evolved in two decades, bringing the ancient Anglo-Saxon poem to life. Much of the initial wow factor is down to special effects, but a cracking screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary makes for an all-round superior blockbuster.
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Beowulf15 Nov 2007
(12A) 114min Beowulf is being released on four formats: 35mm, digital, digital 3D and IMAX. This review is based on the IMAX version, Beowulf being the first mainstream film to successfully employ this technology. Much of the initial wow factor is…
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