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Review: Beowulf

movie reviews Updated: Nov 24, 2007 18:46 IST
Rashid Irani
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
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Cast :

Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie

Direction :

Robert Zemeckis

Rating :


It’s believed to be the oldest surviving story in the English language. Utilising the ‘performance-capture’ digital animation technique he pioneered in

The Polar Express

(2005), director Zemeckis envisions the 1,250-year-old epic Anglo-Saxon poem.

Interestingly, a 3-D version is also being released at the IMAX dome auditorium.

At the pivot of the fantasy, there’s the eponymous Viking warrior (Winstone) who must vanquish several adversaries – including a skeletal demon (Crispin Glover) and a malevolent, shudder-inducing woman (Jolie, drenched from head to high heels in gold paint).

A throwback to the mindless effects-laden adventures of the 1960s,


is more special effects than special. See only if you have a thing about Jolie coming out from water depths, vamping it up to the hilt.