Robert Zemeckis is Lame (Sometimes)

Beowulf is lame. Raise your hand if you’ve seen one of the trailers/commercials for that piece of crap movie “Beowulf”? If any of you have watched five seconds of television lately, then I’m sure you have since it’s on every other second. My real question is does ANYONE really want to see this?

When I first heard that Beowulf was being made into a movie, I was excited. I mean, when you take one of the oldest pieces of literature and modernize it, that’s a feat. Unfortunately, someone decided that Robert Zemeckis should be the one to bring this to life.

And by “bring to life,” I mean, “film it once and then make everyone into a digital character.” In actuality, he’s making two movies. And really, the second version will inevitably be worse visually than the first one. Seriously, it looks like a video game... and not a very good one at that. I guess we need more amazing effects since “The Polar Express” is a few years removed. Or maybe Zemeckis just thought he should bank off of “300’s” success.

Either way, I’m very un-impressed with this movie – can’t we have more Back to the Future-type stuff!?! Who wants to see this, and why?

+ original post date: November 12, 2007 06:02 PM
+ categories: Movies, NaBloPoMo, WTF


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Personally, I kinda like wolfs. So if this Beo guy is anything but a total loser, I think I'll enjoy the film.

+ author: Todd
+ posted: November 13, 2007 07:26 AM

Who wants to start a band with me? We're going to be called Scott Baiowolf.

+ author: Jonathan
+ posted: November 13, 2007 08:37 AM

Uh-oh... Seth widda lack of nablopomo. :(

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: November 16, 2007 05:13 PM

A friend of mine in Denver had a band called Scott Baio Army.

Another friend of mine is writing a musical entitled The New Testament Writers. That should be better than Beowulf.

+ author: Matthew
+ posted: November 17, 2007 05:02 PM

I think the main appeal for me was to see the new Cloverfield trailer. Now thats a movie worth getting excited over. However, I wasn't going to pay $9 to see a 2 minute trailer that I can now see on

+ author: Josh
+ posted: November 20, 2007 10:19 AM

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