Beowulf

Beowulf

Evil breeds pain.

20071 h 55 min
Overview

An epic tale concerning a 6th-century Scandinavian warrior named Beowulf and his mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.

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Director Robert Zemeckis
Runtime 1 h 55 min
Release Date 5 November 2007
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Movie Rating Very good
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         A very well made movie combining good story telling, nice visuals, good characters, and an awesome          soundtrack

Years ago – back in the early 90’s – I had a goal to direct the first fully computerized movie with famous celebrities. I wanted the film to be done in such a way that the viewer could not tell that the images were computer generated. Beowulf is the closest I have seen come to my dream.

The story of Beowulf is a classic, much like the Iliad. I remember reading it as a teenager and being mesmerized by the monster, Grendel, and the battles between him and Beowulf. The late night attacks on the mead hall, the carnage, and the courage where all visualized over and over again in my head, especially late at night as I lay staring at the ceiling. I vaguely recall some of the poem but the movie brought it all back to life.

Beowulf was originally an old poem written by an anonymous person sometime in the early 8th – 11th century. It revolves around the warrior Beowulf and his fighting of monsters, particularly Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon at the end of his life. The movie, as usual, embellishes a bit on the story line but, I must admit, I liked the bend they put to it. I think they fudged a bit by making Beowulf’s return to Geatland not really an issue in the film but other than that I think this is a fine movie about bravery and mistakes.

I watched this movie with my remote headphones on which I just got new batteries for. I have not used my headphones in about a year and a half so that might have something to do with what I have to say next. The soundtrack is awesome. Not that it is something that you would play in your car or anything but it fit so well with the epic battles that it gave the movie a life of it’s own.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Imagine a world where nothing is impossible.

20152 h 10 min
Overview

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."

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Director Brad Bird
Runtime 2 h 10 min
Release Date 22 May 2015
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Movie Media Other
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Movie Rating Bad
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Ugh. If I sum this movie up in one word it would be “Ugh”. It is rare if I do not finish watching a movie because I always feel obligated to the artists and myself. I mean, can you imagine if you would have stopped watching The Sixth Sense before the finale? But here lately, I have caught myself missing the endings to more and more movies because there seem to be so many crappy movies out there. I feel like I am wasting my time. Continue reading