Ok, so I will say this.
For all the 2007 Beowulf is wretched; for all it judges the original tale with a cynical modern eye, for all it imposes values on it that are totally alien to the original, for all it’s just complete and utter shit…
John Malkovich as Unferth is fucking amazing. I wish the movie was about HIM. I feel like he’s the only character who might have actually been in the original poem. He’s a miserable drunk, sure, but he fulfills the role of social taunter, the jester who speaks the truth, and sees right through B.I.N.O’s (Beowulf In Name Only) shit.
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