It’s nice to say nice things, so let me say the cinematography on display is quite fantastic.
From what I’ve gleaned, Michael Crichton’s Eaters of the Dead is an innovative reinterpretation of Beowulf. I get the sense they scratched that book over a cheese grater and the resultant shavings are the movie we have here. Antonio Banderas’ heavy Spanish accent makes him an unconvincing Arab nobleman, but that is the least of our worries. None of the characters have any meat to them and, while some of the battle/chase scenes are gruesome and cool, I’m left realizing how successful Zemeckis’ Beowulf was by comparison.