03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Beowulf Review: "A Lot More Fun" Than The Poem

Beowulf couldn't be less faithful to the original epic poem, and that's actually a good thing for moviegoers.

It's a lot more fun than the mythic adventure most of us read in school.

As envisioned by director Robert Zemeckis, Beowulf is a sight to behold: The landscape and visuals are powerfully sweeping, the action sequences exhilarating and kinetic -- especially in IMAX 3-D, which is the best way to see it.

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