24 Nov 07

Saw Beowulf today, which was a disappointment and a joy. Joyous to see well-animated fantasy action that managed to stay fairly true to the original story. Disappointing because the story is modernized in ways that annoy me. All the problems in the film are caused by men giving in to their horniness, contrasted with the principle woman, a long-suffering virgin.

It certainly should have been “R” rated. Its status as an “animated film” exempted it, but that shouldn’t matter. The material in this film is “R” rated.

This may be the movie that opens up the American market for more mature animated films.

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