Not a film you watch for historical accuracy. Truly a cinematic marvel in terms of voice over acting, and most of all, computer generated animation. Extremely impressive. Originally released in theaters in 2007, considering we are in 2018, it holds amazingly well after 11 years. Written in similar fashion to the Anglo-Saxon anonymous poem of 750 A.D. It is definitely an epic tale. Grand actions, the setting is large and the hero outstanding. The songs are vocalized, clearly to entice the old English style of bard song and dance and the musical instruments such as the harp accompany some melodies to completely support the style of the fantasy world. One can see that much was borrowed from Beowulf to make the hit series game Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. In my opinion, a modern, albeit inaccurate retelling of the epic saga of the Swedes of the Geatlands and the Danes of Denmark with a remarkable cast, written in a modern style which approximates old English in conjunction with a deeply symbolic representation of the motif of the hero's tragic flaw, excessive pride. It is a tale both terrifying and mesmerizing, lingering and stewing within the soul, long after you've feasted upon its tantalizing flavors. 10 out of 10.