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Grendel Doesn't Scare Me

Seriously. Even in 3D, Beowulf, and the assorted monsters and dragons he kills, are boring as all get out. (Angelina Jolie's decolletage in real life has a lot more charisma then Grendel and his family in the movie.) Which brings us to this excellent op-ed about the importance of the stunt person. I have to say, I still think that the fighting in Spartacus is amazing — and I've always railed against the CGI tiger-technics of Gladiator. I love video games, but I don't want my movies to look like a scene from GTAIV. I suspect I'm in the minority on this one. What do you think? Stuntpeople vs. special effects — who wins?