Chris and I went to see the new 'Beowulf' movie this weekend.
I have to admit that I actually enjoyed it.
I didn't realize that it was in 3-D, but I am happy to report that the red-and-blue glasses are no longer being used. The new ones look a great deal like the old US Army "birth control" glasses, and have clear lenses.
If you go see this movie, though, be forewarned: don't put on the glasses during the previews. Matter-of-fact, don't put them on at all until the screen tells you to.
I wore them for about 5 seconds during a 2-D preview, and the resulting strobe effect almost did me in right there.
'Beowulf' got a little over-happy with the 3-D effects -- you can only have things poking off the screen at your eyes a certain number of times before you want to shriek, "I get it already!", but the 3-D did add to the experience.
I got caught up in the story, and the CG effects became unnoticeable to me fairly quickly.
There were some liberties taken with the story, but I was able to overlook them -- which is a nice testament to how immersed I became.
Grendel and his mother do some conversing in Anglo-Saxon, but if you're paying attention, the conversations are quite understandable.
All-in-all, I'll give this one the Paw of Approval -- and I'll probably be getting the DVD when it comes out.