Pony Party, a little shy?

Beowulf is a computer-animated fantasy film based on the classic epic.  Angelina Jolie plays Grendel’s mother, a lizardy creature who is basically nude but painted gold over her entire (computer-animated) body.

I was really surprised that I felt that exposed,” she said at a press conference for the film. “There are certain moments where I felt actually shy – and called home, just to explain that the fun movie that I had done that was digital animation was, in fact, a little different than [what] we expected.”

The film, which uses animation over existing film footage, was a new experience for the film veteran.
…from the Yahoo!News article

Beowulf opens on November 16th.

It is, of course, based on the ancient epic poem of the same name (author unknown).  Beowulf is our hero, and Grendel (whose mother is played by Jolie) is the antagonist, a monster.

You’ll have to rely on wikipedia, (or…gasp…actually read the poem) for more info…

Ponies are everyday heroes, and don’t need recommends…



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  1. Read a poem?? You radical….

    • fatdave on November 6, 2007 at 18:45

    We had it on the school curriculum (smug).

    “A lizardly creature” – brilliant.

    With a man sized safe?

    • Temmoku on November 8, 2007 at 16:29

    Good thing she gets killed.

    I liked the Michael Crichton version before I discovered he was a wacko. Now I find it painful, although I like the idea of Grendel’s clan being Neanderthals struggling to survive and not really monsters or lizards or whatever.

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