Beowulf (1999) Movie Review

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Beowulf (1999)

1999 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
95 minutes / 1h 35min

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Beowulf Plot Synopsis:

This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms.

Beowulf (1999) 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.

  • Beowulf Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 3.72
  • IMDB: 4.1

About Beowulf 1999

Title: Beowulf
Year: 1999
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.86/5 stars from 10,435 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10,435
MPAA Rating: R
Beowulf Cast Starring: Vincent Hammond, Rhona Mitra, Adrian Pavlovschi, Patricia Velasquez, Christopher Lambert, Götz Otto, Götz Otto, Dorin Zaharia, Diana Dumbrava, Andrei Rusu, Dan Alexandru, Robert Willox, Florin Preoteasa, Iulian Ilinca, Derik Wingo, Vlad Jipa, Vitalie Bantas, Marcel Cobzariu, Oliver Cotton, Layla Roberts, Charles Robinson, Brent Jefferson Lowe, Roger Sloman
Beowulf Writers: Anonymous, Mark Leahy, David Chappe
Beowulf Director: Graham Baker
Production: Miramax
Language: English
Country: UK, USA