I love Robert Zemeckis' work, his films and his innovation, but unless "Mad" and "Hell" from DEATH BECOMES HER are appearing in BEOWULF as "Grendel" and "Grendel's mother" (respectively), I am sure the the film version of BEOWULF will bore me to tears.
Not that I've actually read it.
Rarely do I allow myself to be so Republican in my thought...
...you know, how they always say, "I don't HAVE to watch that movie to KNOW that it's offensive!" Ummm... yeah... you kinda DO...
...but since the woman who taught me to appreciate literature hates BEOWULF, I am deferring to her judgement.
Mrs. Nesbitt, who I talked about in one of my posts a little while ago, hated BEOWULF with a passion and refused to teach the epic poem, even though it was a part of our core curriculum.
So, when it came time to read BEOWULF, instead of giving us the assignment to read it, she said...
"This is BEOWULF. Guy kills a monster. Kills a monster's mom. The end."
That was it. That's all we had to know about BEOWULF.
And I'm pretty sure that our test on BEOWULF was just one question, "Tell the story of BEOWULF," and we all answered...
"Guy kills a monster. Kills a monster's mom. The end."
THAT is why I worship (notice the present tense) Mrs. Sandra Nesbitt. So, in her honor, I will not be attending any screening of BEOWULF today or in the future.
Cause I know how it ends.
Still, if Zemeckis had chosen to bring THE SOUP's version of BEOWULF to the big screen, I would have been waiting in line on opening night. Right beside Mrs. Nesbitt. And Erin Moran.