Few things would have been more terrifying than the sight of a viking longboat cutting through the mist towards your sleepy sea-side village. Luckily, Scandinavians are now a peaceful, well coiffed bunch, and we can observe the viking culture without fear of decapitation.
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.