>If you want a less idiosyncratic review than mine, and one from an actual Anglo-Saxonist who likes comics, video games, and other genres of pop culture that I’m less versed in, but who still didn’t like Beowulf the movie, go read Dr. Nokes’ review. He also has a round-up of other medievalists’ reviews here.
Updated to add: I hadn’t checked my Sitemeter stats in some time and decided to check just now. Turns out I’ve gotten twice the normal number of hits in the last two days and all the new hits have to do with Beowulf, of course. But what’s really funny is that majority of the hits are from search engine searches for the following: “Beowulf nudity.” On Google, my Naked Beowulf? WTF? entry is the fourth hit for that search. So, to all of you searching “Beowulf nudity” who want to know why Beowulf is naked in the fight with Grendel and if that’s really “in the poem,” as Roger Avary claims, my post probably addressed your needs, right? But if you were looking to ogle either Ray Winstone or Angelina Jolie, I apologize for delaying your gratification. That is all.