Beowulf R-rated trailer online
It wasn't that long ago that we had the International trailer for Beowulf that was unrated with a naked Angelina Jolie, well now we have the U.S. R-rated trailer for Beowulf.
The new trailer looks to be R-rated for a very quick leg pulling off scene which has a quick flash of red, other than that there's nothing that that looks that R-rated about it. Frankly the leg pulling scene looks like a video game anyway. Oh, and there's no naked Angelina Jolie to drool over in this one I'm afraid.
Still, to avoid the inane age protection using U.S. zip codes, there's a flash version been grabbed online, and while it's not the full HD version, it's good enough to catch what's happening.
You can see the trailer over at MoviesOnline [Flash], and despite the R factor being quite low, the power of the trailer isn't. The whole thing is centred around a Ray Winstone speech which quickly lifts into intense anger, and it sounds superb.
Ray Winstone is one of the great English actors around today, I think he's fantastic, and I love seeing him on film as he's just so utterly real and convincing, not to mention powerful.
In Beowulf you can hear him next to a star studded Hollywood cast all converted to near real CGI. Yes, I still don't get why you need near real CGI, why not real with CGI parts, why go to all this expense and effort?