Beowulf, 13 Assassins, and GANGS?
These are among my favorite of things. I don't have too much to add to it. Just that anytime anyone brings up Beowulf, I try to tell them about the time I dropped acid and saw it in 3D and I swear by the old gods the Active Shutter 3D goggles they were using were absolutely mind-blowing, and no its not just that I was on drugs, I mean that helped, but objectively - or as objectively as can be said to be possible here - but 3D presentations have never lived up to that showing and I am absolutely confident that was due MORE to the glasses than anything else. Shit looked wild.
Gangs is wonderful and I have come to really enjoy DiCaprio's performance in it. For whatever reason, he plays the role as internalizing every last goddamn thing, so all the serious acting is ... how do you describe it? Implied? A lot of implied acting going on there. A different approach would have surely been beneficial but its a weird and interesting thing to do in such a broad movie. Maybe he felt the only way to coexist with DDL on-screen was to take an opposite tack, and respond to that monstrous performance without any kind of demonstrative emoting.
I really do wish they had seriously fucked his face up there towards the end tho, instead of just giving him some dashing and handsome scarring.