Spin-off of The Caker Baker's list.
With the Letterboxd crew having recently added the feature of sorting films by rating,…
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…
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.
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…
HAHAHAHA is this for real? If i were the author of the books i would kill myself after watching this..
I love the books so I can't quite understand how the adaptation could go so wrong. But it did.
I found this highly forgettable. Maybe it just feels like a lesser version of to many other movies but I just couldn't get behind this.
The creators of Eragon have taken to its enjoyable, if unoriginal, source material like a butcher takes to a carcass. WIth horrendous casting choices (not even Irons and Carylyle can salvage the choices), terrible makeup and unforgivable omissions, the film itself feels underdeveloped and rushed.
Denne film hører til i den mere tamme ende af fantasygenren. Den ligner en storladet omgang 'noget-som-er-set-før', og derfor efterlader den sig et temmeligt anonymt indtryk, men formår med sine fine effekter og dyre produktion at levere fin underholdning til en enkelt gang. De dygtige skuespiller skal ikke have skylden, den ligger nok ved instruktionen, manuskriptet og historien.
I had to be reminded this even existed and I would be surprised if anyone else even remembered this.
And to think they expected a sequel.
From my old Netflix reviews:
I've never read the book this flick is based on, but I really don't want to now. The final battle is very neat, but the rest of the movie is like a long series of wasted potentials. Nowhere near close and definitely no cigar. This is Lord of the Rings lite for kiddies who don't mind dumbed-down fantasy epics.
I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHY THIS FILM KEEPS EXISTING
Of all the films to come out of the post LOTR/Harry Potter fantasy boom in the mid 2000s, none might be more misbegotten than this woeful adaptation of Christopher Paolini's best selling novel. From bad script to poor acting to subpar special effects, this film suffers from all the problems of the fantasy genre and has none of the panache to overcome it.
The acting that's here is the main culprit behind this disaster of a film. A pre Downton Abbey Ed Speleers sleepwalks through the film as the titular lead, and the rest of the cast that surrounds him is either stiff as a board in terms of acting, or not given much to do by the…
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