Monday, June 19, 2006

"A Vision of Conflicted Viking Charisma"

Over Ansaxnet this weekend (while I was getting a tan while reading Wonders of the East on Hilton Head -- yeah, a little counterintuitive, I know) -- two reviews of "Beowulf and Grendel" which is, apparently, finally being released in the US. 'Bout time.

Both of these are from Seattle, where the film opened. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer thought the dialogue left a little to be desired, and the Stranger chose to make fun of the beards of all things...

But both agreed it was not the best of movies, though Gerard Butler was rather well treated (see above -- I have to work this out as a paper title, someday!). I'm reserving judgement until I see it. It can't be worse than many of the other recent movies of medieval texts.

And besides -- who doesn't love Stellan Skarsgård?