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This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms.Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Giving the Horns
Performed by Anthrax
Written by Anthrax
Published by NFP Music (administered by Zomba Enterprises Inc.)
Zomba Songs Inc.
Anthrax appears courtesy of Ignition Records
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A retelling of the medieval epic poem, 'Beowulf' feels more like a film franchise opening (such as 'Mortal Kombat') than a 'solo' film fantasy. Lambert (sporting a somewhat ambiguous white-haired crew-cut), is the product of a union between a Dark God (possible alien?) and a human mother. Traveling a barbaric future Earth to fight an evil force he himself may be kin to, the half-human journeys to a besieged fortress where the residents are being decimated by a 'Predator' rip-off called Grendel. Through a series of fast-cut and bloody exchanges, the major characters are weeded out, after revealing their own secrets, until the greatest secret of all is revealed by an evil alien sexpot (the eminently watchable Layla Roberts).
The film features the kind of acrobatic martial arts choreographed to a rock music soundtrack that popularized 'Mortal Kombat' (although it was hard to accept the middle-aged Lambert backflipping his way through battles!), a quick glimpse at a pre-Mummy Patricia Velazquez, the voluptuous Rhona Mitra as Beowulf's eventual lover, Kyra, and a bit of comic relief by Brent Jefferson Lowe, as the Weaponmaster's son.
While the story never generates a lot of electricity, Lambert is an old hand at this genre, and his confidence, occasional quip, and distinctive laugh have carried him through films far inferior to this!
While I can't say I'd buy a copy of 'Beowulf', it is diverting, and would make a good rental for a rainy day. Check it out...and keep an eye out for 'Beowulf II'!
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