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Eragon (movie)

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

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A Quick Tip by Genessa

  • Aug 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.
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August 29, 2011
It's amazing to me how truly awful this movie turned out. I guess so many studios were in a rush to capitalize on the success of the "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" franchises that they didn't take enough time to evaluate the script, the cast, or the director to ensure that the film would be any good. Even the special effects seemed sub-par in comparison to other fantasy films that came out around that time.
I've yet to read the books and honestly I'd be lying if I said that my hesitation has a lot to do with the film and its overall predictability. Are the books more fleshed out?
August 30, 2011
God, yes! The first book isn't spectacular, but it's certainly infinitely better than the movie. The following two novels are better than the first. Paolini definitely matures as a writer through the series. I know why you would hesistate after seeing the movie, but it really is a horrible representation of Paolini's work. I would really suggest trying to put it out of your mind and give the novels a chance. They're really entertaining.
 
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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 . November 17, 2008
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      …
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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I recently graduated with a Master's degree in English. I love reading, writing and researching so much that I hope to make it my life's work! I've taught first year composition and have worked … more
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