An academic reviews "Beowulf"

Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."

The digitally-animated film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, premiered recently and is drawing much discussion among academics and theatre-goers alike.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article:

It is the story of a hero named Beowulf who defeats a monster and his mother. It is written in "a form of English" that "sounds and reads very much like old German," Machan said. Composed when England was overrun by the Vikings, it "talks about how a proud people need to...have heroes to overcome monsters."