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Eragon (movie)

The 2006 fantasy film based on the novel of the same name.

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No frills for Eragon

  • Nov 17, 2008
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+3
They took a long and detailed book
And cut out all the frills
This movie's just a summary
Of Alagaësia's ills

It doesn't build the characters
There's too much plot left out
You just don't get the feel of what
The book is all about

A boy, an egg, his destiny
To fly on dragon's wings
It tries too hard to be a clone
Of THE Lord of the Rings

A dragon-rider rides again
Hunted by the Ra'zac
Who're working for the evil king
Who wants his dragon back

A maiden calls him in a dream
He almost ends up caught
By walking into Durza's trap
Without a second thought

They reach the secret Varden fort
And then the fighting starts
Durza takes on Eragon
Who's quite the thief of hearts

For those of you who liked the book
You won't care much for this
Save your hour and a bit
And give this one a miss



Amanda Richards

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More Eragon (movie) reviews
Quick Tip by . August 29, 2011
Don't waste your time. Fortunately, I'd read the book before seeing the movie, so I am not turned off of the series.
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Eragon: A textbook example of wasted potential.
Dragons can be a bit of a downer for movies. It seems that many films Dragons are involved in end up turning out badly. It is worrying, then, that Eragon may be the worst Dragon-fuelled multiplexer yet. The book by Christopher Paolini was, in my opinion, quite an enjoyable and well written piece of literature. The film, on the other hand, is uninspired, dull, and far-fetched.   Here's a quick summary of the plot (don't worry, no major plot spoilers). Eragon is a young farm boy …
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
god awful movie based loosely on an excillent book. the acting is dreadful and it dosent follow the book hardly at all. not worth the watch dont waste your time
review by . February 20, 2010
Who do they think they are?
  Warning, may contain spoilers, but if you've seen Star Wars it's okay you'll see them coming anyway.       The are no words to describe the anger, the unadulterated fury, the blinding rage, that I felt while I watched this sorry excuse for a film. Literally every shot in here is copied and pasted from one movie or another, whether it be Dragonheart - Collector's Edition or Braveheart or their two favorite sources The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy (Platinum …
review by . October 29, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Eragon is based on the novel by the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The film is about a young teen farmer who lives in a land controlled by an evil king named Galbatorix (John Malkovich). The story goes that there was a time when men and dragons fought together and Galbatorix betrayed his people and killed all the dragons and most of their riders. Now an unborn dragon named Saphira falls into the hands of young Eragon. The two are destined for each other to take out Galbatorix. So this …
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