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Chris Bridges
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It is very likely that I am quite possibly Beowulf

I have seen Robert Zemecki's movie "Beowulf," a motion-captured, computer-generated movie with Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, and Angelina Jolie, et al, acting out the script by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery based on the classic Old English epic tale, coincidentally also called "Beowulf" (after the video game). And I am here to declare my impressions for all to hear and take wisdom thereby, for mine is a tale of miraculous visions and a decent plot. Be wary, for there are surely spoilers within that will ensnare the untested moviegoer and drag him deep to a watery grave of ruined surprises.

Right off, you'll notice -- as so many Beowulf purists have -- that the original epic has been changed. This version includes trailers.

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Love it. Dead on. [Smile]
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Brilliant!

(as usual)

You know, I think it's entirely possible that you have managed to incorporate more pop culture references into this review than the three Shrek movies combined.

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Wait, they made a third one? [Razz]
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Chris Bridges
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Not really. They just washed and washed the last two until they were faded and drab, and then stuck a "3" on the results.

I liked the "fairy tale women standing up for themselves" aspect, but that was about it for a truly disappointing movie.

I AM BEOWULF!

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I feel I should mention that I haven't actually watched the third Shrek, but I was basing my earlier remark on an extrapolation of the number of pop-culture references in the first two movies to what would likely be in the third. I could be wrong...
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[ROFL] Since I'm not going to see the movie, I spoiled myself with wild abandon, and thoroughly enjoyed the Ken doll remark, as well as the thoughts on creative cursing. Thank you.
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Actually I've seen Shrek the third 3 times in the last 5 days. I would rate it right along with Star Trek V.

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Great article! I now want to see a movie that I would otherwise have skipped right over.

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Yeah, the more I think about it the more I'm not liking the movie that much anymore.
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