I’m not sure if I’m excited for this or not.

But I love Beowulf. And this could be a pretty cool movie. Could. It could also be a cheesy misrepresentation of the English language’s first true work of art.

(Sound is quiet. Turn up the sound a little to hear it better.)

And if it sucks? Well, I can turn away, back to the epic itself. To the Seamus Heaney translation, which is, to date, the best I’ve read.

I have no doubt that this:
Beowulf, the movie
Won’t hold a candle to this:
Beowulf, the book

But it’s worth hoping, isn’t it?

This was lovingly handwritten on August 31st, 2007