27 November 2007

Beowulf: one howler of a movie!

What a movie! What a movie!

When I saw the Beowulf trailer a couple of months ago at our building lobby (courtesy of these new video ads), I was mesmerized. The last time I watched a full-CGI movie was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and then Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on home video. The first Final Fantasy movie was a breakthrough in that it gave us a glimpse of what could possibly be the future of movies: humans that are not quite human. Think of it. Fans could be idolizing a movie personality, but is not really a live person (although that's happening today... think anime). Also, it can considerably cut down movie production costs, since the characters can work 24 hours a day and not get tired!

Back to the here and now... what is even more intriguing about this movie is that it's being shown in Imax in full 3D! This is an opportunity I don't want to miss. A 2-hour 3D movie!

And so last week we drove off to the Imax theater in the Mall of Asia to catch the 7:00PM movie. The ticket is quite pricey at 400 pesos but hey! It can be worth the experience. And we'll be doing it only once anyways.

So what can I say about the 3D effects and CGI? Amazing. Simply amazing. You have too see it to believe it!

And the storyline? Well. there's a lot of dialogues than I would care for, but eventually I felt that it's a "necessary evil" to develop the plot. The action scenes are exciting, bloody, amazing!

If you want to experience movie watching in a whole new light, go watch Beowulf at the MOA's Imax theater! It's worth the 400 pesos you'll shell out for the movie. After all, you're only going to watch at Imax only once, right? Right? Ummm...

Related site: Beowulf official movie site
Cross-posted at kritikal kritiks

14 comments:

  1. sabi ko na nga ba eh, dapata pinanood ko to.... sige, hahanap ako ng date para mapanood to... hehehe
    honga pala, yup, pwede yun kahit sa s2is....

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  2. Lino: Unbelievable talaga yung 3D effect nya. Thanks sa advise sa camera setting!

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  3. alam mo kuya... balak namin panoorin to this weekend!! yaaaay... buti na lang nasabi mong maganda!! weeee.... go to movie house na talaga ito!! :)

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  4. it's actually an ancient epic poem. di ko pa sya napanood

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  5. rho: go go go!

    Tutubi: nag-iba yata name mo. Yeah... I know I've heard the name Beowulf before, so I knew it had its roots from literature.

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  6. buti naman nag enjoy ka

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  7. buti naman nag enjoy ka

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  8. 400 pesos is still too heavy for my pocket... :( 800 pesos for me and my girlfriend :D
    We'd rather watch it in SM Megamall muna. Seguro later na yung I-Max kung ma-afford na ;)

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  9. I seems I never get to see a movie anymore... blame it on lack of time!
    But you made it very tempting...

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  10. Espyo: yes I enjoyed the movie. tsk tsk tsk

    Dodong: There are other movies showing that's less than 400 pesos. Mga documentaries. One is about dinosaurs, another is about the International Space Station. All in 3D too! You have to experience it to be amazed.

    Sidney: Watch it on Imax. It looks really great.

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  11. Yeah! I saw Beowulf on IMAX also. Galing talaga 'no! As for the story, well, there were some parts that were kinda dragging for me but the effects kept me enchanted anyway. :D

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  12. I haven't seen Beowulf yet but my husband is very eager to watch it. Maybe this weekend we'll find time to see it.

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  13. I see. Thanx for the tip, Watson. I-try ko nga yong lower price ng iMax. At least, ma-experience man lang, Hehehe...

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