Beowulf & Grendel

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Beowulf & Grendel ★★ 2006 (R)

Liveaction adaptation of the 1000yearold Scandanavian poem retells the story of Beowulf (Butler), the Norse warrior who helps his pal, Danish King Hrothgar (Skarsgard), rid his land of the murderous troll Grendel (Sigurdsson). Tries to appeal to modern audiences with flashy fighting, lots of blood, and awkward comedic attempts, but succeeds only in showing how beautiful Iceland is (that's where it was filmed). 102m/C DVD, Bluray Disc . GB CA IC Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, Sarah Polley, Eddie Marsan, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Tony Curran, Rory McCann, Ronan Vilbert, Martin Delaney, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Mark Lewis, Elva Osk Olafsdottir; D: Sturla Gunnarsson; W: Andrew Rai Berzins; C: Jan Kiesser; M: Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.