History Film / Beowulf

2nd Apr '16 10:59:36 PM Arawn999
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* ExternalRetcon: [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Not everyone was amused.]]

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* ExternalRetcon: The film presents the events recorded in the actual poem as a lie Beowulf told after "slaying" Grendel's mother.[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Not everyone was amused.]]
8th Feb '16 6:29:23 AM crazysamaritan
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It's a MotionCapture ThreeDMovie adaptation of the epic ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}''. The premise is an ExternalRetcon: the story of Beowulf as we know grew in the telling (with a bit of help from Beowulf himself), and the "true" events are somewhat different -- and, in a couple of key sequences where there were no witnesses and the story relies on the hero's word alone, ''very'' different.

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It's a MotionCapture ThreeDMovie UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie adaptation of the epic ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}''. The premise is an ExternalRetcon: the story of Beowulf as we know grew in the telling (with a bit of help from Beowulf himself), and the "true" events are somewhat different -- and, in a couple of key sequences where there were no witnesses and the story relies on the hero's word alone, ''very'' different.



* DigitalHeadSwap: After a fashion. The whole thing was filmed using motion capture, and Ray Winstone claimed they put his head on his eighteen-year-old body. The same sort of thing was done with AngelinaJolie, who was pregnant at the time.

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* DigitalHeadSwap: After a fashion. The whole thing was filmed using motion capture, and Ray Winstone claimed they put his head on his eighteen-year-old body. The same sort of thing was done with AngelinaJolie, Creator/AngelinaJolie, who was pregnant at the time.



* NippleAndDimed: This film can show full frontal [[AngelinaJolie Jolie]] and still get a PG-13 rating if they cover her nipples with a bit of gold paint.

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* NippleAndDimed: This film can show full frontal [[AngelinaJolie [[Creator/AngelinaJolie Jolie]] and still get a PG-13 rating if they cover her nipples with a bit of gold paint.



* PlayingGertrude: AngelinaJolie plays Grendel's mother, who is supposed to be centuries old. Grendel is played by Crispin Glover, who is older than she is. Although, you know, her character is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. And a {{Shapeshifter}}.

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* PlayingGertrude: AngelinaJolie Creator/AngelinaJolie plays Grendel's mother, who is supposed to be centuries old. Grendel is played by Crispin Glover, who is older than she is. Although, you know, her character is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. And a {{Shapeshifter}}.



* RedRightHand: The movie gives Grendel's Mother the power to assume the pleasing form of AngelinaJolie, but she has a prehensile and whip-like ponytail, as well as humourously high-heeled bare feet.

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* RedRightHand: The movie gives Grendel's Mother the power to assume the pleasing form of AngelinaJolie, Creator/AngelinaJolie, but she has a prehensile and whip-like ponytail, as well as humourously high-heeled bare feet.



** Grendel's mother (voice, face and rendered body of AngelinaJolie) is "clothed" in weird gold water... ''stuff''. Though this could be an example of NonMammalMammaries.

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** Grendel's mother (voice, face and rendered body of AngelinaJolie) Creator/AngelinaJolie) is "clothed" in weird gold water... ''stuff''. Though this could be an example of NonMammalMammaries.
7th Feb '16 8:13:25 PM foxmccloud4387
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%%* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Hrothgar]]

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%%* * DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Hrothgar]] [[spoiler:Hrothgar was never DrivenToSuicide in the original poem.]]
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler:Beowulf doesn't last long after being forced to cut off his left arm in a LifeOrLimbDecision to kill the dragon.]]
5th Feb '16 6:27:50 AM DarkStarling
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* CensorSteam: Beowulf fought the monster Grendel unarmed and completely naked (in order to show off by fighting on equal ground). When smoke (from a barrel overturned into the fire) isn't around, most of the battle consists of Beowulf jumping around like a circus monkey playing [[SceneryCensor "Hide the Wiener."]]

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* CensorSteam: Beowulf fought the monster Grendel unarmed and completely naked (in order to show off by fighting on equal ground). When smoke (from a barrel overturned into the fire) isn't around, most of the battle consists of Beowulf jumping around like a circus monkey playing [[SceneryCensor "Hide the Wiener.Sausage."]]
5th Feb '16 6:27:21 AM DarkStarling
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* CensorSteam: Beowulf fought the monster Grendel unarmed and completely naked (in order to fight on equal ground). When smoke (from a barrel overturned into the fire) isn't around, most of the battle consists of Beowulf jumping around like a circus monkey playing [[SceneryCensor "Hide the Wiener."]]

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* CensorSteam: Beowulf fought the monster Grendel unarmed and completely naked (in order to fight show off by fighting on equal ground). When smoke (from a barrel overturned into the fire) isn't around, most of the battle consists of Beowulf jumping around like a circus monkey playing [[SceneryCensor "Hide the Wiener."]]
1st Feb '16 8:30:59 AM Cieloazul
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* DoppelgangerAttack: In the official videogame of the film, Grendel's mother attacks by summoning several translucid clones of herself called dísirs who attack sexually Beowulf.
31st Jan '16 10:44:35 AM Cieloazul
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* TheFairFolk: Grendel's Mother; unlike her children, who are simply monsters, ''she'' is shown to be a powerful, shapeshifting elder being, clearly centuries older than she appears, and enjoys toying with human men and bringing them to ruin. This was more explicit in the first draft of the film and novelization, wherein she was described as being the inspiration for the mythical figures Calypso, Lorelei, and Nerthus. The novelization also associates her with the dökkálfar (dark elves) of Nordic myth.

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* TheFairFolk: Grendel's Mother; unlike her children, who are simply monsters, ''she'' is shown to be a powerful, shapeshifting elder being, clearly centuries older than she appears, and enjoys toying with human men and bringing them to ruin. This was more explicit in the first draft of the film and novelization, wherein she was described as being the inspiration for the mythical figures Calypso, Lorelei, Nerthus, and Nerthus.even the Greek Calypso. The novelization also associates her with the dökkálfar (dark elves) of Nordic myth.



* {{Glamour}}: The true form of Grendel's Mother is NOT Angelina Jolie with a prehensile braid. She's under a glamour to appear human, and the braid is her real form's tail. She also has a very powerful presence, and with minimal effort is able to seduce a man who had come to her lair to kill her and KNEW how dangerous she was.

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* {{Glamour}}: The true form of Grendel's Mother is NOT Angelina Jolie with a prehensile braid. She's under a glamour to appear human, and the braid is her real form's tail. She also has a very powerful presence, and with minimal effort is able to seduce a man who had come to her lair to kill her and KNEW knew how dangerous she was.



* GorgeousGorgon: Grendel's mom.

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* GorgeousGorgon: Grendel's mom.mom evokes it.



* MadeOfPlasticine: Grendel's arm gives out somewhat easily to the door slamming on it, being ripped out clean. However, given his clearly malformed/ill physiology, his flesh might be effectively softer than human flesh when in normal size.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Grendel, his mother and the dragons are said to belong to a race of ancients inhabitants of the land called the Water Demons. It's never said if they are literal demons or just bizarre polymorphic monsters, although they seems to be able to cross with humans without trouble.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Grendel, his mother and the dragons are said to belong to a race of ancients inhabitants of the land called the Water Demons. It's never said if they are literal demons or just bizarre polymorphic monsters, demons, although they seems to be able to cross with humans without trouble.



* PlayingGertrude: AngelinaJolie plays Grendel's mother. Grendel is played by Crispin Glover, who is older than she is. Although, you know, her character is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. And a {{Shapeshifter}}.

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* PlayingGertrude: AngelinaJolie plays Grendel's mother.mother, who is supposed to be centuries old. Grendel is played by Crispin Glover, who is older than she is. Although, you know, her character is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. And a {{Shapeshifter}}.



* RiddleForTheAges: ''What'' was Grendel's Mother? The novelization takes this further, where even ''she'' doesn't know what she is: She was revered as a pagan goddess, but she herself knows that she is not a deity, though the reverence and fear made it so humans wouldn't attempt to kill her. Hrothgar, however, associates her with TheFairFolk.

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* RiddleForTheAges: ''What'' was Grendel's Mother? The novelization takes this further, where even ''she'' doesn't know what she is: She she was revered as a pagan goddess, goddess named Hertha or Nerthus, but she herself knows that she is not a deity, though the reverence and fear made it so only allowed her worshipping because humans wouldn't attempt to kill her. her that way. Hrothgar, however, associates her with TheFairFolk.TheFairFolk or dökkálfar.



%%* TheVamp: Grendel's mother.

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%%* * TheVamp: Grendel's mother.mother. While her attractive is a big factor on her ability to seduce men, she also uses promises of power and glory to entice them as opposed to only sexual pleasure.



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19th Jan '16 12:28:16 PM FallenDelf
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->''I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! '''I! AM! BEOWULF!'''''

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->''I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I ripper! Tearer! Slasher! Gouger!
->''I
am the Teeth teeth in the Darkness, darkness, the Talons talons in the Night. Mine night.''
->''Mine
is Strength... STRENGTH... and Lust... LUST... and Power! '''I! GLORY!''
->'''''I!
AM! BEOWULF!'''''
BEOWULF!'''''"
19th Jan '16 12:25:42 PM FallenDelf
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* HonorBeforeReason: Beowulf decides to fight Grendel unarmed and unarmored (read: butt-naked).
-->'''Queen Wealtheow:''' ''[noticing Beowulf undressing]'' Lord Beowulf, what are you doing...?
-->'''Beowulf:''' The creature has no sword and no armor. And I have no weapon capable of slaying a monster. We shall fight as equals, and ''[[DressHitsFloor fate]]''... shall decide.
17th Jan '16 3:16:33 AM rafi
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* DownerEnding: For all intents the film shows an example of the [[TheBadGuyWins villainess winning]] as the CycleOfRevenge seems to be unbroken with more monsters likely coming to plague the land.


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%%* {{Fanservice}}
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