I imagine that much of the talk surrounding Beowulf before its release will center on the animation technique used in the film. Does it work? Do the characters and settings look real? Do they look too real? And so on.
These character poster sidestep these questions a little by using a lot of shadows. But honestly, what we do see isn’t really giving me a great impression. The images just seem a little too realistic to be taken as a cartoon but not realistically enough to pass as the real thing. They sit at an uncomfortable middle point which just doesn’t work.
Let’s see if future marketing materials change my initial impression.