Ne sorga, snotor guma! Selre bið æghwæm, þæt he his freond wrece, þonne he fela murne.
HWÆT, WE GAR-DEna in geardagum,
þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon!
I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would at the cinema last night. A legend from a foreign land about other gods and monsters, and yet part of the Anglosphere heritage, an integrated other culture!
I think I might have prefered a Mel Gibson approach of using the original language with subtitles though...
Translation - The Introduction:
LO, praise of the prowess of people-kings
of spear-armed Danes, in days long sped,
we have heard, and what honor the athelings won!
Headline - "It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning" lines 1384-85