I wanted to give this a thumbs up pretty badly, for the 3D alone. Visually (in 3D atleast, I can't speak for a normal viewing) this was one of the best films I have ever seen. It makes you feel as though you are in this world and engrosses you in the story that much more. Sadly, the story changed the core and heart of what Beowulf stands for. Instead of being the journey and heart of a hero, Zemeckis and company made this film into (spoiler) the fall and disgrace of a hero. They added unneeded twists and left us with a *shocking* ending that only leaves a bad taste in this viewer's mouth. What a shame, it could have been so much more.