I have no idea what Beowulf would look like on a conventional movie theater screen. I can only imagine it to be dull and lifeless compared to the visually stimulating and realistic portrayal watched by us.
Sure the screen is 50 foot tall. Sure the sound setup is amazing. The movie was in 3D guys! 3D!
From the golden droplets drizzling off the flesh of Grendel's Mother, to the stones launched into the audience, the visual effects were realistic and engaging. I felt like I was firsthand in the action. I enjoyed the full experience of this movie environment.
The ticket price was only 1.50 higher than the normal theater ticket price. The experience was beyond comparison. I will certainly be checking the Imax listings for other 3D movies and will watch 3D to the exclusion of all else.
If it were sanctioned in North Carolina, I would marry 3D.