I didn’t want to watch Beowulf. There was no way I was going to watch Beowulf because first of all, they forced us to read Beowulf in school and OMG it was such a YAWN.
And second of all, Angelina Jolie is in it. No offense against Angelina, but I am Team Aniston.
But then my friend Beth called, and she was like, “You have to watch Beowulf. He’s naked for almost the entire movie. It’s hilarious.”
(Note BMOAT Approval Matrix standard #4 from previous blog entry.)
Me: “But I read it in school, and it was so boring, and Angelina Jolie is in it, and I am ethically opposed to stealing husbands from Jennifer Aniston and is it such a good idea to adopt so many orphans from outside of the US when there are so many foster kids here in America who need to be adopted (which is how I got one of my brothers, so, you know)? I mean, Angelina was good in Wanted, I actually liked that movie, but—”
Beth: “HE IS JUMPING AROUND COMPLETELY NAKED AND IT IS FREAKING AWESOME.”
Me: “Fine.” Slams down phone.
So I finally watched on Beowulf:
And ohmygod, that movie is so freaking good.
First of all, Angelina is barely in it.
Second of all, Beowulf is either naked or next to naked for the entire film, and Beth was right, it’s fantastic.
Plus, he’s totally hilarious, which I don’t remember from the poem.
So, if you get the chance, watch Beowulf, starring some guy, and Angelina Jolie, and some other people.
It’s nothing like what you remember from school.
Or actually, it sort of is, but you won’t hate it.
Two tiaras for Beowulf!
It is not the BMOAT, but it’s worth watching.