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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

Comments

Just how many people in u.k. realise this is part of our heritage?

I went to see it in 3D and thought it was brilliant. Not one for the purists but that's not really what you would expect from Hollywood anyway.

Grendel's mum was pretty hot.

Grendel's mum hot? Hmmm.

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