Okay, so trust me when I say this, but stop reading this blog and go see Beowulf now.
On an IMAX theater, if you have one where you live.
If you don’t have one, fly to a city that does.
Sadly, I only saw the movie on a regular-sized screen, as the Washington, DC area apparently doesn’t believe in total awesome coolness. At least in was in digital 3-D. But, holy freaking animation, Batman! This movie ranks up there for me as one of the best films of the year. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. The animation, the story, the directing… everything worked, including the infamous Beowulf-fights-Grendel-in-the-nude segment.
So, my unsolicited endorsement #8: Leave the kids at home with the grandparents, shell out the extra couple of bucks for the 3-D glasses, and feast your eyes on Robert Zemeckis’ brilliant flick!