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Beowulf

Beowulf is a American performance capture fantasy film that is based on the Anglo-Saxon English epic poem of the same name. Set in Denmark in the 5th century, the film opens with King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) celebrating the construction of his new mead hall, Heorot.

The noise echoes into Grendel's (Crispin Glover) cave, tormenting him. In a mad fury, Grendel breaks into the hall and kills many people. After being challenged by Hrothgar, Grendel runs back to his lair, where he is admonished by his mother for attacking the humans and inviting retribution. When she asks about...
 
 
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