Beowulf (1999) Movie Review

Beowulf (1999)

1999 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
95 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

Synopsis:

A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

Beowulf Review

Beowulf (1999) is a 1h 35-min American science fantasy-action film that was shot in Romania and was loosely based on an Old English epic poem titled, Beowulf. Beowulf is a post-apocalyptic future story that was based on an epic poem about a knight that battled a monster in a medieval castle. Director Graham Baker (The Final Conflict (1981), Alien Nation (1988), Impulse (1984)) failed upon executing this film into being anything close to entertaining and intriguing. Beowulf contains sexual content, nudity, and extreme violence.

Beowulf is set in a post-industrial castle that was terrorized by Grendel (Vincent Hammond -
Iron Man (2008), The Relic (1997), Species II (1998)) who is a demon that killed the castle’s defenders. The warrior Beowulf (Christopher Lambert - Mortal Kombat (1995), Highlander (1986), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Fortress (1992)) offered the castle’s king, Hrothgar to help him. King Hrothgar (Oliver Cotton - The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Shanghai Knights (2003), The Dancer Upstairs (2002)) accepts because he has a daughter. His daughter Kyra (Rhona Mitra - Shooter (2007), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), The Number 23 (2007), Hollow Man (2000)) does not like the castle’s strongest soldier Roland, who loves her. Kyra’s mother killed herself after she discovers her husband Hrothgar had an affair with an ancient being resulting in Grendel to be born.

Beowulf and Grendel wounded each other while battling later, recovered and started fighting again resulting in Beowulf to use a retracting cestus to rip Grendel’s arm off of his body. Beowulf and everyone believe that Grendel is dead and started to celebrate. Beowulf and Kyra express their love for each other while Grendel’s mother attacks the castle and the rest for you to see. The best way to possibly enjoy this film is to watch it with a group of friends while you are talking a lot to each other and having fun because it is a mindless watch that should not be paid too much attention to. I gave this movie a three because I adore the set designs, unique outpost, and sceneries. Everything else in the film was a total waste including the fight scenes and ending where one of the characters died too easily.


About Beowulf (1999)

Title: Beowulf
Year: 1999
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 34 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 34
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Rhona Mitra, Vincent Hammond, Christopher Lambert, Patricia Velasquez, Adrian Pavlovschi, Götz Otto, Layla Roberts, Robert Willox, Vlad Jipa, Vitalie Bantas, Marcel Cobzariu, Dorin Zaharia, Charles Robinson, Brent Jefferson Lowe, Roger Sloman, Diana Dumbrava, Andrei Rusu, Dan Alexandru, Florin Preoteasa, Iulian Ilinca, Derik Wingo, Oliver Cotton
Writers: Anonymous, Mark Leahy, David Chappe
Director: Graham Baker

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