PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Adventure
The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.
(at around 1h 2 mins) In the film, there is a point in which Sir Anthony Hopkins (King Hrothgar) says, "Odin be praised." Hopkins went on to play the Norse god Odin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I want mead! Give me some mead, my queen!
Grendel and his mother speak Old English. Even though it is the language of the original Beowulf poem, it is not the language spoken in the time and area where the action takes place (East Old Norse is more probable). However, it is "substituting" for Old Norse just as modern English is "substituting" for the Danes' language.
English, Old English
£2,199,848 (UK) (18 November 2007)
$82,161,969 (USA) (27 January 2008)