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Just a word: For anyone that saw Beowolf, I hope that you were as disappointed as me. If anything, Beowulf is a huge step backward for animation. Sure, the story wasn't too bad and the character design was sorta ok, but there was plently there that made my feathers ruffle the wrong way.

The biggest thing that got me was the lack of maturity in its execution. Even with all the nudity and obscene violence (guess you can get away with a lot more if its CG), this film hardly felt grown-up. Instead, it felt more like, hey! lookie! we got CG backgrounds and stupid swooping camera angles and 3D glasses effects galore! OOOOOh!

I hate 3D films (the kind that use the glasses), and that's partially why I'm rooting so hard for it to flop. For all the stupid spears poked in my eye and crazy jumping shots, I felt more like I was in an amusement ride than a film, and that's especially bad considering the seriousness that Beowolf tried to betray.

As such, I feel like the film betrayed itself, its viewers, and the animation industry in general. Don't agree with me? That's fine, we all have our own opinions. If you agree or want to read more rants about it, try this excellent blog post:

http://mayersononanimation.blogspot.com/2007/11/bo-wulf.html

- James

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