Beowulf and Grendel (2005)
Chosen by Darron Bowley who had this to say 'Made just before he [Butler] got the 300 role. It's not a completely horrible film. It takes the 'realistic' look at the legend and plays out like a slower, lower budget version of 13th Warrior. The only impressing thing about it is seeing how fat Gerard Butler is in it compared to him in 300.'
Lacking in any real wit or excitement, it plays out the story as a 'real world' event (though may be stretching it's verite for Grendel's mother). The leaden direction tries to hide behind some vicious gore but really saps any strength from the interesting story.
Butler remains a decent but rather dull lead with a horrible choice in films.