Many movies come out in theaters and the studios that release and distribute those films cross their fingers in the…
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.
Among the worst things to come of the studio rush to adapt fantasy novels in the 2000s. I can't attest to the quality of Christopher Paolini's book series, but the incomprehensible plot crammed into these very long 100 minutes doesn't bode well. Only Jeremy Irons, playing the wise sage, is at all credible. Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund and Djimon Hounsou range from terrible to inconsequential while Ed Speleers unsurprisingly has not gone on to a leading man career. However, the harshest criticism should be saved by Rachel Weisz's monotonous voiceover as the goofy-looking CGI dragon.
I understand why this was the last film to ever be released on VHS
A good family styled sword and sorcery film fantasy. It captures all the magic and wonder of finding a dragon's egg, raising the creature and becoming a dragon-rider.
The movie is kid-friendly so do not expect to see the most powerful, fearsome dragon that you have ever seen. Saphira is more of an enduring dragon that is hard not to love.
Also, just because the movie is a family styled film does not mean the story or the overall visuals are not good. It's quite the contrary, Eragon is a captivating story with beautiful visuals and special effects - it is right up there with the "Harry Potter" film series.
I enjoyed Eragon and will watch it again one day.
I suppose it's unfair that all sword & sorcery movies now will be compared against "Lord of the Rings" in terms of scope and quality, and this film pales in comparison with that. Eragon is a fantasy epic with an inexplicable lack of energy and urgency, with a standout cast crippled by a mediocre, derivative script that’s riddled with clichés (and terrible, terrible dialogue), and some of the single worst voice dubbing (specifically Saphira) I‘ve ever heard. The first feature film from Stefen Fangmeier is amateur night (think similar to “The Last Legion”, which had much the same problems). Based on the book of the same name by Christopher Paolini, Eragon is a farm boy who finds a dragon egg while…
this is so funny omggg
This could have been so good!
What. was Jeremy Irons' agent thinking?
Great book series and also most likley worst adaption.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Do people even know how to read source material? I mean making modifications to a story when adapting it to the big screen is often necessary and is not a bad thing.
But at least read the material so you know what your making! Next time try to stick closer to the novel and maybe you will have something that isn't a piece of garbage!
To highlight a few things that went wrong with this movie:
First of all if you were planning on a sequel then why would you kill off the Ra'zaac when they still have a large role to perform.
Second, what is with Durza's spirit dragon thing?
Finally what was with Arya's rescue? That was not even close to how it happened in the book!
That being said if one were to watch this objectively without having read the book series this could be considered a mildly entertaining movie albeit a number of flaws.
Dragons. Mythical beasts of legend. They can be our greatest allies. Or our greatest threat. They can fly for the…