Movies based on books, short stories, novels & novellas, poems, etc.
When darkness falls, a hero will ride.
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
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,
One star for the cool Saphira design and Cate Blanchett's voice. Other than that... god, why.
Shallow formulaic fantasy thats basically a carbon copy of Star Wars in almost every way. Same familiar fantasy tropes as we get in Lord of the Rings as well. But thats fine. Thats expected. I can accept the embracing of the Joseph Campbell mythos standards. But the Star Wars thing was a little much. Its like someone sat down with the script and applied it to a fantasy movie featuring dragons rather than a science fiction movie featuring the force. Otherwise the writing is pedestrian, the lines and the action and the plot is constantly predictable and the characters are right out of a good and evil soup can that someone opened up and dumped onto the screen. No imagination.…
Well, that was a Movie
Terrible movie compared to the great books.
aka the worst book adaptation in history
It's been over nine years since I watched this, and I still believe is one of the worst films I have ever watched in my entire existence.
Mauvaise adaptation du livre...
Don't have time for a nine-hour, three film marathon? Why not try this teenage fantasy film. *some depth may be lost*
This was much more watchable and well put-together than another of Jeremy Iron's fantasy films, Dungeons & Dragons. I found several of the ideas interesting enough to keep me watching until the end. I noted a couple of costumes sliding into "noble savage" stereotype (specifically Arya and Ajihad), which was irksome. This was intended to spawn a series of films but this sits okay on its own: some questions are left unanswered but you can read the novels to satiate your curiosity, I'm sure.
For the record I read the first book but found it dull so did not continue with the series.
I wanted more..
I actually saw this in theaters and don't remember anything about it. (My friend was a fan of the books. I wish she'd had a friendly co-fan to go with her).
Films that three or more band members have rated 1.5/5 or lower, as long as no other band members have…