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Courtesy of cutting-edge motion capture animation, Ray Winstone is transformed into the 6th-century Viking hero Beowulf.

With a commanding voice that booms bravado (‘I am here to kill your monster!’), he’s not above boasting about his own exploits, but when it comes to fighting a fire-breathing dragon and saving the day, he’s exactly the right man for the job.

Anthony Hopkins is King Hrothgar, who needs his help to rout a horrific creature called Grendel (Crispin Glover) – and then there’s the Grendel’s scheming and vengeful mother (Angelina Jolie) to deal with as well… Bold and imaginative, this brings the old story to vivid life.