CAP Movie Ministry Review of Beowulf

Only 7 crucifixes out of 100:

Offense to God (O)

An unholy demon, a witch/dragon, [Eph. 4:27] praising and praying to the false god Odin [Ex. 20:3], faith in false gods [Jer. 13:25] and evil power saturate the film as well. At one point, the king’s advisor, I think it was Unferth (John Malkovich), suggested they seek the assistance of the “Christian God, Jesus Christ” which the king dismissed as tripe. Unferth, the only “Christian”, was attacked by a flying demon and his family incinerated as a Cross and church were destroyed, the optics suggesting that Christians are useless puppet weaklings and God no more than one among many. My how “entertainment” mocks [Gal. 6:7]. And these are not to mention Beowulf (Ray Winstone) exchanging his soul for power and riches.

Murder/Suicide (M)

In one case Grendel murders one of Beowulf’s men by biting off and chewing the man’s head. Chewing, crunching and slurping are heard as the demon eats the man’s head. Grendel murders another man by crushing the man’s head between his hands. All in all, all of Beowulf’s men except one, as much as I could tell, are murdered by Grendel.

And there is a suicide. A fine element of content for the middle school age stratum. The king decides to murder himself by jumping off a high wall after passing on the kingdom … and the curse … to Beowulf.