Saw the advance screening of Beowulf at the Metreon last night. 3D. IMAX. Totally overwhelming visual experience. It's definitely worth checking out.
The animation was fucking impressive. There were a few uncanny valley moments, but in general it was amazingly realistic. I'm now convince we'll soon be able to make photorealistic movies of anything and everything. I'm looking forward to seeing John Varley's Titan trilogy on the big screen. Well, in a few years when they can get away with showing all the nudity and sex that really aren't gratuitous but are important story elements.
Speaking of nudity etc., I read something with the director of Beowulf saying he wanted to show giant flopping wangs in the movie. He was inspired by the old Den comic in Heavy Metal magazine. Supposedly he'll be trying to get that into an unrated director's cut DVD. It'll be interesting to see if they can pull it off. So to speak.