- Matthew Gabriele "actually kind of liked the movie."
- Gaiman is happy to spread the ancient story, and Andy Orchard agrees.*
- Tim Machen argues that "such reinvention has helped keep the poem alive"
- Kate Laity says the film is "utter pants." No, that's not a good thing.
- Dr. Virago calls the film "a sloppy disaster of disorganization, hastiness, illogic, and misreading." Well, OK, Dr. V. has since protested that the quote is out of context, and that a better quote would be, "smart moments of insight." So, it's something like, it has smart moments of insight but resembles a B- paper that is a "sloppy disaster of disorganization, hastiness, illogic, and misreading."
- Also, this review from a student at my showing. In fact, I spilled my popcorn on her. Really.
- According to Jennifer Lynn Jordan, "Even when it was bad, it was fun."
- LLCoolCarlIII re-names my blog based on the Beowulf movie. Also, he made me laugh. A lot.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Beowulf Review Round-Up, Part II: Wiglaf's Revenge
We've have enough new reviews of Beowulf that I decided to create a new post, rather than updating the old.