Beowulf, Retail & Rental (Warner Home Video)
Sunday 23 March 2008
Robert Zemeckis's thrilling fantasy adventure thrusts a battle axe into the notion that cartoons have to be aimed at children.
As in the old English epic poem, it's the tale of a mighty warrior (voiced by Ray Winstone) who has to rescue a Danish kingdom from a hideous monster named Grendel (Crispin Glover) and its very un-hideous mother (Angelina Jolie). It's dark, frightening, earthy and clever, thanks to a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, while the motion-capture animation is used to conjure up battle scenes and monsters to rival anything in 'Lord of the Rings'.
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Review: Cilla, ITV TV
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 4 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
- 5 Kanye West halts concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
Star Trek 3 to begin shooting in next six months
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Robin Thicke’s hit 'Blurred Lines' lands him in court, and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself