Monday, November 26, 2007

Old English in 3D & CGI

We were in need of some mindless entertainment yesterday, so we saw Beowulf in 3D at the local IMAX theater. The writing and acting are mediocre at best, but seeing the movie was great fun nevertheless. I don't usually give a hoot about special effects, but the effects in this movie are spectacular. Also, it was funny how they played with the scenery to keep Beowulf's private parts from being seen when he was nekkid. Check it out.

I wonder whether some classic films with great action and scenery could be retrofitted in 3D? I know, I know, it's not nice to mess with the artists' vision, and, heaven knows, Ted Turner's colorized versions of Miracle on 34th Street and Casablanca were abominations. But wouldn't, say, Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago be fabulous in 3D?


Casdok said...

I too have been to see Beowulf, and came away not quite knowing what to think! And i was trying to see his privatres too! As you say it was very cleverly done.

Randy said...

I did notice that they made no attempt to hide Angelina Jolie's boobs, though they always had watery goo sliding down her pubes so you wouldn't get a clear look at that part of her. Hey, I saw it on an IMAX, so I noticed these kinds of things.