Beowulf was a action, drama, fantasy and adventure movie directed by Robert Zemeckis
. It seems Robert Zemeckis
is becoming a big shot of animation movies because he has made big movies like the Polar Express, Monster House and now Beowulf. Beowulf stars Ray Winestone
(Robin Wright Penn), Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins), Angelina Jolie (Grendel's Mother) and others. I thought the movie had good casting especially for a movie that seemed to involve more animation of characters then real life acting of some kind. The plot of the movie is that Beowulf fights to defeat the monster Grendel and his mother who are out to create destruction
of towns. I think Beowulf is a good idea for a movie, seeing that Beowulf is historically famous being an Old English heroic poem of anonymous
authorship that has origins that date back to 1000 AD. Anyhow I think the movie had nice scenes of action and drama with the monsters. The movie is very much a fantasy type of movie like the Lord of the Rings because of the magical powers of some characters. I liked Beowulf's ego but I don't think that he would win a movie hero award overall. Some of the scenes were kind of strange and the movie did not seem typical for a warrior hero type of movie which I kind of liked. I have seem similar types of stories in different movies with types of characters different then the Beowulf characters. But I would say overall the movie was pretty good mostly because the story is hard to predict and because of the action and adventure depicted in the movie.