History Film / Beowulf

4th Jun '16 9:50:08 AM axle-k89
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%%* {{Foil}}: Wealthow to Grendel's mother.

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%%* * {{Foil}}: Wealthow is this to Grendel's mother.mother. [[spoiler:It's likely for this reason as well that she refuses to give Hrothgar the son he needs.]]



%%* GroinAttack: By sword. [[spoiler: It doesn't work]]

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%%* * GroinAttack: By Wiglaf does this to Grendel, by sword. [[spoiler: It doesn't work]]work, because Grendel has no reproductive organs]].



%%* SayMyName: Beowulf.

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%%* * SayMyName: Beowulf.Beowulf does this. [[spoiler:Wealthow also screams Hrothgar's name when the latter jumps to his death.]]



%%* SkywardScream: '''''[-IN THE NAME OF ODIN!-]'''''

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%%* * SkywardScream: '''''[-IN THE NAME OF ODIN!-]'''''ODIN!-]''''' Wiglaf does this when he enters the mead hall and sees the corpses in the rafters.



%%* TheStoic: Wealthow, most of the time.

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%%* * TheStoic: Wealthow, most of the time.time, with a bit of StoicWoobie thrown in.
9th May '16 10:50:38 AM Omnicron13
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* NothingIsScarier: Grendel's mother's [[ScaledUp true form]] is only glimpsed in reflections. ([[http://www.spawn.com/features/beowulf/mother.html And if you are really curious]], a figure sculpt was released.)

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* NothingIsScarier: Grendel's mother's [[ScaledUp true form]] is only glimpsed in reflections. ([[http://www.spawn.com/features/beowulf/mother.html ([[http://static3.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/19151/376833-18633-grendel-s-mother.jpeg And if you are really curious]], a figure sculpt was released.)
9th May '16 8:44:44 AM LordGro
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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.]]

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* ExternalRetcon: The film presents the events recorded told in the actual epic poem as a lie Beowulf told after "slaying" his encounter with Grendel's mother.[[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Not everyone was amused.]]
9th May '16 2:18:21 AM ArtieBird
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* DealWithTheDevil: Hrothgar is implied to have entered into one when he fathered Grendel. Beowulf [[spoiler:does the same when he confronts her in her lair, giving her a son and the horn in exchange for peace and prosperity. This results in him fathering the dragon with her and her going back on the deal so the dragon can attack Herot]].

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* DealWithTheDevil: Hrothgar is implied to have entered into one with Grendel's mother when he fathered Grendel. Grendel. Beowulf [[spoiler:does the same so when he confronts her in her lair, giving her a son and the horn in exchange for peace and prosperity. This results in him fathering the dragon with her and her going giving the horn back on the deal so as subtext for the dragon can to attack Herot]].



* HalfHumanHybrid: Grendel. He may be sterile (given his apparent lack of reproductive organs), and though it may just be because he's a monster he gives a good impression of being sickly. He's hideously deformed, has what appears to be a nasty skin condition, and is sometimes heard whimpering as if in pain (though that's probably just because loud noises irritate his [[AchillesHeel super-sensitive ear]]). The dragon at the end of the film is also a HalfHumanHybrid, [[spoiler:born of a mating between Beowulf and Grendel's mother]]. This is also very much unlike the original poem, where no human ancestry was suggested for Grendel except that he was a distant [[TheDescendantsOfCain descendant of Cain]].

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Grendel. He may be sterile (given his apparent lack of reproductive organs), and though it may just be because he's a monster he gives a good impression of being sickly. He's hideously deformed, has what appears to be a nasty skin condition, and is sometimes heard whimpering as if in pain (though that's probably just because loud noises irritate his [[AchillesHeel super-sensitive ear]]). The dragon at the end of the film is also a HalfHumanHybrid, [[spoiler:born of a mating between Beowulf and Grendel's mother]]. This is also very much unlike the original poem, where no human ancestry was suggested for Grendel except that he was a distant [[TheDescendantsOfCain descendant of Cain]].Cain]], and there was no evidence of the dragon having any trace of humanity.



* KnightInShiningArmor: It looks like Beowulf will be this towards Wealthow. He is this to everyone in the end.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: It looks like Beowulf will be this towards Wealthow. He is this to everyone in the end.



* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:The Dragon reveals to Beowulf that they are actually father and son.]]

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* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler:The Dragon reveals to Beowulf that they are actually father and son.]]son]]. However this happens in a dream before their first encounter.



* NoNameGiven: Neither Grendel's mother or the dragon are named, they're only referred to as 'Grendel's mother' and 'dragon'. While the same is true in the poem, the novel of the film implies that Grendel's mother has forgotten her own name.



%%* PunctuatedPounding

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%%* PunctuatedPounding* PunctuatedPounding: Beowulf does this when he has Grendel's arm ensnared in a chain and pinned by the door.
-->(SMASH!)'''"YOUR BLOODLETTING DAYS!''' (SMASH!) '''ARE OVER''' (SMASH!) '''DEMON!''' (SMASH!)



%%* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Grendel's Mother]]

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%%* * SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Grendel's Mother]]Mother dies in the poem, decapitated by a sword made by giants, but survives in the movie with a heavily implied case of TheBadGuyWins.]]
9th May '16 2:06:04 AM ArtieBird
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* DealWithTheDevil: Hrothgar is implied to have entered into one when he fathered Grendel. Beowulf [[spoiler:does the same when he confronts her in her lair, giving her a son and the horn in exchange for peace and prosperity. This results in him fathering the dragon with her and her going back on the deal so the dragon can attack Herot]].



* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler:Beowulf doesn't last long after being forced to cut off his left arm in a LifeOrLimbDecision to kill the dragon.]]



* 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.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Played with. First, it happens to [[spoiler:both the dragon and Beowulf. After ripping out the dragon's heart they both fall hundreds of feet to the beach below]]. Also [[spoiler:Beowulf survives long enough to speak his dying words to Wiglaf. Third, Beowulf had cut off his arm and lost a lot of blood beforehand which likely hastened his death]].
* DoppelgangerAttack: In the official videogame of the film, Grendel's mother attacks by summoning several translucid translucent clones of herself called dísirs who attack sexually attack 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."]]
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