So. Very. Cool.
The Cole's Notes version of the Reader's Digest edition of Beowulf (aka the movie) that is. Just think of how cool it would have been on IMAX.
Oh, right, the IMAX theater shut down. Damn.
The movie itself is a condensed version of an epic tale, but enough to bump it up on my Things To Read List.
The CG is pretty cool using the same technique used for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Movement is still a little artificial looking, but the detail is very good. Skin is still very hard to make look right in animation.
Grendel was pretty ugly, not entirely what I was expecting though. The dragon was very cool though. And *ouch*, the arm! The things a hero does to live up to his reputation. As to how faithful this movie adaptation is to the original epic, I don't know, but I'll find out soon.
If you're going to see it, make sure to see the 3D version. I don't think you'll be disappointed.