Saturday, July 28, 2007

Beowulf trailer review

OK, I just watched the trailer (or teaser trailer?) for Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf, and man, what a let down. The story has so much promise, so why bog it down with silly special effects? I've complained about his fascination with the live-action CGI capture technology he uses (The Polar Express was like a horror movie in disguise), but it has really got to stop.

The dialogue sounds great, and the marketing department has done a good job creating an effective trailer from what they have to work with. Everything about the trailer works, except, for the fact, that movie looks completely fake. Beowulf should be a gritty action-drama, not a colorful film full of CGI effect. The graphics take away the entire dramatic effect - I wonder if the screenwriter, when he was penning the script, knew that the movie was going to be whored to the computers like this.

You can watch the trailer by visiting my Beowfulf details page.

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