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Reactions-to-Beowulf - Reactions to Beowulf: The Movie The...

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Reactions to Beowulf: The Movie The film version of Beowulf was utterly terrible. Not only did it alter the plot and characters, but it also reduced the story to gore, cheap CGI effects, and stupid scenes. While I have not finished the reading of Beowulf, I am confident that the film did not ruin the ending. From the begging of the movie, the Honorable and good king Hrothgar is portrayed as a mumbling drunk who for some reason is wearing a toga. As the film progresses and Beowulf sails to Heorot, he sails across a stormy sea with wind and rain not to mention large swells. In the epic, the Geats “thanked God for that easy crossing on a calm sea”; Hardly the same thing. The movie even went as far as to change the epic’s treatment of religion. Originally, it was meant to be a pagan society before Christianity had come to proliferation, though the poet recorded it to partially align with the new Christian religion that came about centuries after the epic’s setting. The film portrayed this as an emerging
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