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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
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.
At some point we all grow up, the innocence and carelessness of childhood fades and the cold realities of adulthood set in. For most people this is a transition that happens over a long period of time for me it happened in a dark movie theatre in the span of just over one hundred minutes.
Eragon killed my childhood.
As a bright eyed, slightly chubby, eleven year old, I loved the Inheritance book series, though time has brought their flaws to light in my younger days I thought they were perfect. Needless to say when the inevitable movie adaptation was announced I couldn't have been more excited, the world of Alagaesia was going to be brought to life and there…
I saw this with my group from middle school, almost everyone had read the book and we were so excited..and this was what we got. :( They changed too many things for it to stay true to the pacing of the book, and deleted characters that played an integral role to the story making a sequel impossible (which I believe is a good thing). They also tried to force the romance between Eragon and Arya in such a way that it makes the whole film seem like a soap opera wanna be. I feel like this movie could have been so great, but they just effed it up so much. This film deserves a reboot only because it robbed fans of the film the book warranted.
This was the first time I ever walked out of a movie theatre feeling disappointed. Half a star because somehow they got John Malkovich in this turd.
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.
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