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.
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,
terrible is too kind
Arya: Too late. It's hatched.
I have not read the novel, but I did watch the film, and I can't bring myself to say why. It's terribly acted - even Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich, two actors I generally enjoy watching, seem miscast here, at best.
The lead is downright terrible, and as a character, he's just not interesting, and is often a disrespectful, insolent, and ultimately an annoying protagonist.
Even the centuries-old, wise and knowledgeable dragon, sometimes speaks immaturely, and just does stupid things, for lack of a better word. I suppose her character is meant to be this way, supporting of Eragon, but the horrid script ruins whatever attempt the film was making at the character interaction…
I expected more
Could've been better...
Bland. The only thing worse than a bad movie is a bland movie and Eragon is like a slice of bread drowned in mayonaise, it makes you sick to even consider eating it.
I'll start by saying I enjoyed the novel this movie was based off of. It wasn't the best thing to ever grace my eyeballs, but it was an entertaining romp through a fantasy universe. It was short enough that a movie wouldn't be too restricting and really seemed perfect for adaptation.
What ended up on screen, however, was cheesy misuse of the franchise on a level that rivals that of Super Mario Bros. the movie. Whereas Mario Bros. had interesting sets and seemed like a legitimately decent…
This movie tries so hard to be like Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" it's sad.
First of all the casting and acting is absolutely terrible. Malkovich hams it up indefinitely, Carlyle is amazingly miscast, Speleers is terrible and the only saving grace is Jeremy Irons. Sadly he is the Obi Wan Kenobi of this story so you can already guess his fate.
Which brings us to secondly: The story is as generic as it gets stealing major punches straight from Star Wars. I'm really getting sick of the "young boy learning of a hidden world and ultimatily becoming it's chosen one"-trope. And with generic plot and wooden performances come terrible dialogues making this whole effort very stilted and lifeless.…
Piece of poop
I liked it first time I saw it, but maybe I should doubt the state of my mind at that time, and rewatch it soon, considering all the vitriol thrown (so far) on it :/
Half a star is more than this film deserves. It completely ripped the book to pieces for a start which annoyed me, but even looking at it purely as a film and ignoring the book (clearly what they were going for when they made the film), it was just really boring and not very well acted.
Der Film ist gut, sofern man nicht vom Buch beinflusst ist, es gibt wenige Parallelen und die Story ist manchmal komplett anders.
Wenn man den Film einfach als nur als Fantasy-film ohne sonstige Erwartungen schaut ist er in Ordnung
Any similarity with the book is pure coincidence. While I extremely enjoyed the book, I just couldn't like this adaptation. I wish they would remake this with decent effort.