Inspired by the Community Favourites list I have compiled a list from the other end of the spectrum. These are…
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.
its like they went to the tvtropes for "high fantasy" and copy-pasted the first 15 entries
One year after Narnia tried to fulfill the void left by the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy during Chrismas movie time, Eragon takes his chance .... and fails.
I wanted to like this more but even I couldn't say I liked it more than I did. Couldn't they have followed the books more rather than trying to rip off Star Wars & LOTR?
That said, It honestly had good cgi, a good cast & some great directing. Final showdown with Carlyle was kinda lit tbh
"I suffer without my stone." heeheeheehee
Round-faced blue-eyed kid with great hair finds large blue tic-tac. He meets guys named Horst and Galbatorix.
First of all, you need to know that I haven’t read The Inheritance Cycle (yet) and I have no idea how faithful the film was to the original material. And now that this has been established, let’s begin.
I usually feel really uncomfortable saying that a film is bad. I always try to find some redeeming qualities, even in films that made me yawn repeatedly for two hours. But in this case, I will say it: this was bad.
I wasn’t really expecting it to be great. The ratings* didn’t exactly promise a masterpiece. Neither did the few reviews I read beforehand. And neither did the fact that I already tried to watch it five times and usually fell asleep…
The worst book to film adaptation ever made. Just stop right here.
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
These are the films I have seen that I consider the worst I have ever seen. I'm certain I will…
All the films listed in the B.F.I. book "British Trash Cinema" by I.Q. Hunter.
I've added a quite a few…