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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
I've always had this belief that if you start a film you should see it through to the end no matter the quality. I've stuck to that fairly rigidly over the years with very few exceptions. A couple of days ago I was broken after twenty minutes of The Internship by Vince Vaughn being Vince Vaughn and the cloying product placement of a certain web browser. Half an hour into this and I was toying with the idea of the off switch, but two failures in a couple of days would be embarrassing, so I persevered.
Now I normally really enjoy watching the likes of John Malkovich and Jeremy Irons who usually elevate even the dodgiest of films. Unfortunately for…
This movie gets a lot of shit. I'm not going to say I don't understand why.
But what I will say is this:
The minute I publicly announce that I hated a movie about a hot guy who can do magic and hangs out with dragons...please call 911.
terrible is too kind
To be completely honest with you, I don't really remember wether I read the first Eragon-novel, but I doubt it. But I certainly remember the hype about it at the time, a lot of my friends spoke well of the book and when the movie version hit the screen, I remember it being very high expectations. These expectations was found in me too and when I sat down to watch Eragon, I expected something along the lines of other great fantasy novels at the time.
But much like a wounded dragon, all that went crashing towards the ground when I watched the movie and the underwhelming feeling was enormous. Now it's been a few years, so I decided to give…
A message from 2012 to the future:
If you ever start liking this bullshit, you are forbidden to use computers for a whole year and you can only read Lewis Carroll, Tolkien, Monteiro Lobato and L. Frank Baum.
With all my love,
I should have known better watching this movie, as I found the book poorly written and incredibly derivative. Still, it was readable, so I had small hopes that the film would at least be watchable. It wasn't. Terribly acted (with four Oscar nominees in the cast, that's no small feat!) and horribly edited, with bad effects and even worse writing than the book. Only Jeremy Irons seemed to be giving a damn, but the character is so poorly written that he can't do anything with it. The dragon looks incredibly fake, and the story is nothing more than an out-and-out rip-off of Star Wars - but that's the author's fault, and I knew that going in. Still, the story is…
Read the book, and this.....fucked it! I don't like it at all. The dragon didn't excite me, Eragon should be gone. So to this movie I say.....The book was better.
Need to work on that bad guy. Wasn't very intimidating...
Despite a great performance by Jeremy Irons and a few moments of engaging action featuring a dragon, Eragon is nothing more than a melting pot of ideas and imagery taken from other, better fantasy fiction. The character of Eragon is flat and at times unlikeable and the entire film looks very cheap. There is little to remember.
Oh my... When I was in middle school, it must have been shortly before the movie came out, my friend, who was a huge nerd, was obsessed with the Eragon series and tried for months to convince me to read the books. After some time I gave in and read the first book, which was highly disappointing, and until today I can't remember most of the story or if I ever finished it. So, of course, I never had much interest in the movie and the only reason why I watched it today was simply that there was nothing better on TV.
It's hard to find positive things about the movie since it's a huge mess. Imagine if you took…
I saw this movie back in high school after I had read the book and even tried to re-watch the film a couple years ago. I couldn't even finish this film the second time because it missed so many key moments from the book and I was so pissed this was even a movie. I truly love the book series and when I heard this was coming out I was so pumped but greatly dissapointed. I'd love to see a different director's take on this film, which wouldn't take much to improve.
A nice teenager fantasy with a lot of excitement. Young boys will love it. I prefer it to any Harry Potter movie. Do not expect anything spectacular - just right story with a perfect cast for it! And an afternoon or evening of good time.
Better read the book(s). MUCH better
Too short for its own good, Eragon's solid acting and effects can't make up for a stunning lack of proper development for the story and the characters. Patrick Doyle's score is worth a listen, though.
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