Saturday, November 17, 2007

TCP movie review

Pretty much why I won't be seeing the new Beowulf movie. I think Aunt B has covered nearly all the points.

  • Judging by the trailers it just looks creepy, but I grant that's a matter of personal taste.
  • This is really the first literary work of a fabulous English language literary tradition. Why do you want to go messing it up?

I always thought Beowulf, or maybe some combination of that and John Gardner's Grendel, would make a great film. But I wanted something that would help kids cheat through 12th grade English, not something that would give kids a completely distorted view.

3 comments:

Chris Wage said...

I went in with pretty low expectations, but I liked it okay..

Sam said...

I thought it was great fun, especially in 3D, which is how it's mostly being presented in Austin. It bears so little relationship to the text that I don't see much danger of cross-contamination. It's awfully cool to hear Crispin Glover deliver his lines in Old English; it's really quite poignant.

Vol Abroad said...

Oh yeah, and I hate that trashy, man-stealing, child-collecting, fat-lipped freak Angelina Jolie.