Monday, November 19, 2007

I am Beowulf! (and I suck.)

Sony Pictures Imageworks animation studio and Robert Zemeckis have teamed up to totally blow away your expectations... of seeing a good movie. If you have to see Beowulf, see it in 3D. I just got back from doing exactly that and if it hadn't been for spending sometime marveling how how really good Real D's 3D process is, I would never have been able to sit through the worst animated film I have ever seen. In 2001 Columbia Pictures released a true break-through CGI animated film that depicted people rather than cutesy animals. That film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, looked incredible and truly broke ground in artistry and storytelling through animation. Beowulf does not equal that achievement in any respect. If you'd like to read my entire rant, click over to and take a look at the lead-off article. It's the second time in a row that Robert Zemeckis has made our Hollywood Hucksters page. Way to go Bob, third times the charm.

In the meantime, if I can talk anyone out of spending money to see this thing, I'll feel like I've accumulated some good karma. Stay home. Wait for a better flick to check out the 3D thing and if you need the CGI fix, rent Final Fantasy.

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