Saw Beasts in my home theater tonight. I was bored. I thought I was close to finishing and looked at the time. Only 45 minutes of the movie had gone by.
I could not connect with the story line, nor the characters in any way, shape or form. I'm sure the acting must have been good, however, without a connection to the characters it was difficult for me to tell. I did not enjoy the visual presentation on my projection system either. Too grainy for me and colors were muted. Cam shots were too shaky. If there's a positive, I thought the audio was decent. Good surround sound with some bass scenes.
Saw Silver Linings in the movies last week and throughly enjoyed every single minute of that movie. I know its very different than Beasts.