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."