"Beowulf" seems to have been the movie to take nearly everyone by surprise the weekend before Thanksgiving weekend, gobbling up attention from all ages wishing to see this classic tale come to life on the big screen. It was specially filmed in 3-D, although there are 2-D theaters showing the film as well.
The CGI film brought in a sweeping 27.5 million dollars and left most viewers satisfied with an overall very well-adapted movie of a fable told for hundreds of generations.
Despite my deep interest in the epic movies based on classic books, "Beowulf" somehow slipped under my radar until several months ago while sipping lemon water in some fancy cafe in Hollywood-- not a regular activity. My interest went as far as me making plans to watch the movie within the first several weeks, as I was a bit weary of the CGI effects. Even after my friend told me that it had Angelina Jolie, undressed, I refused to initially give it the same attention.
Fortunately, I am not always in charge of how I spend my weekends and got to go on a much needed date with the girlfriend to watch the film. Little did I know what a wonderful piece of art this would turn out to be, but what a dreary piece of writing I would have to endure to see "the pretty".