Ya start to bum out in the first few minutes of this movie -- all distracted with the fake faces. I mean, every single thing looks real in this movie from the giggle to the dragon slayings. Faces aren't great though... like the faces of characters in Shrek or something. Total buzz kill. You start wondering what idiot would ever decide to make Beowulf this way [digital animation]. Well, it's Robert Zemeckis, so maybe I should defer to his filmaking expertise.
Because when Angelina Jolie's character is introduced halfway into the thing, either I became desensitized to the animation or they put way more time into her mug. Looks real and hot. Thank God.
But she's not the reason this movie is awesome. The story and "hero" aspect of it is amazing. You start out feeling like what's-his-name is screwed and there's no chance in hell he could carve his way out of a wet paper bag, but towards the end, you know he can flippin' make sashimi out of anything with an, err, heartbeat. Disbelief suspended.