Beowulf, Return to the Shieldlands

Beowulf, Return to the Shieldlands

DVD - 2016
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Upon returning to his native Herot, Beowulf finds political intrigue and danger when he discovers that Thane Hrothgar, his adoptive father, is dead, and Hrothgar's wife has been named his successor.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [publisher not identified],, [2016]
ISBN: 9781627896993
Call Number: DVD F BEOW
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
4 videodiscs (780 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Return to the shieldlands


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Jul 09, 2017

Basically a game of thrones also runner up.

Jul 07, 2017

Apart from the title 'Beowulf" the series is about an alternate world peopled by monsters. This world has a history of god like giants ruling, but now long gone; perhaps!. Their huge structures are now impressive ruins. A few soldiers try to hold the enemy, at the partly ruined Giants bridge. It is a bit like the 300 Spartans holding off thousands, but in this case only a few holding off a couple of hundred. There are fewer people in this world, and more non-people. It is an interesting tale, which I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to the following installment.

Nov 01, 2016

Aside from the names Beowulf and Hrothgar, this awful single season series has exactly zero to do with the Scandinavian epic. Instead, the creators have, quite blatantly, attempted to glom off the success of Game Of Thrones; from the music, to the opening credits sequence, to the political machinations, everything here is a much, much weaker version of that seen in the near-perfect GOT.

This show offers a cast completely bereft of charisma. The absolutely horrible fight sequences are far and few between in what you'd think would be an action-rich show. And then there's William Hurt, in ghostlike flashbacks, affecting a poor English accent in order to sound Danish? The only things that are at all worthwhile are the (completely anachronistic) sets and (some of) the CGI monsters.

In this terrible series, not only is Grendel not a factor but Beowulf is merely an above average swordsman, not the superhero from the epic.

There are many reasons this lasted only a single season. Skip it!


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