Beowulf is a 2007 animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis, a film adaptation loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem of the same name. It was filmed using a special technique of motion capture similar to what was used in Zemeckis' previous film The Polar Express.
This adaptation of Beowulf tells the story of a Heroic Geat who travels over seas to come to the aid of Legendary but drunk King Hrothgar to help rid the people of Heorot of the monstrosity known as Grendel. But by defeating Grendel he incurs the wrath of his evil yet seductive mother, without any scales and claws. Told to kill the mother by Hrothgar, Beowulf enters her cave and becomes the latest victim in a century old tradition of deceit and destruction that has sentenced many kings and their kingdoms to misery and death.
Cast of Characters:
Ray Winstone ... Beowulf (voice)
Anthony Hopkins ... Hrothgar (voice)
John Malkovich ... Unferth (voice)
Robin Wright Penn ... Wealthow (voice)
Brendan Gleeson ... Wiglaf (voice)
Crispin Glover ... Grendel (voice) (as Crispin Hellion Glover)
Alison Lohman ... Ursula (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Grendel's Mother (voice)