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While it owes much of its appeal and appearance to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eragon can stand on its own as an enjoyable fantasy for younger viewers. Faithfully adapted from the bestselling novel by teenage author Christopher Paolini, this boy-and-his-dragon tale offers clean, fast-paced family entertainment without compromising the darker qualities of Paolini's novel (the first in what is known as the "Inheritance" trilogy). The plot centers on 17-year-old peasant farmboy Eragon (played by appealing newcomer Ed Speleers) who discovers a mysterious blue object that turns out to be an egg that eventually hatches to reveal Saphira, a blue-scaled dragon that quickly grows to full-size. According to prophecy, Eragon is destined to be a dragon-rider like those who once protected a benevolent kingdom, thus reviving an ancient conflict against the army of King Galbatorix (John Malkovich), a former dragon rider who turned to evil, now in alliance with a! dark-magic "Shade" sorcerer named Durza (Robert Carlyle). While the movie serves up familiar fantasy elements and offers little if anything new to fans of the genre (or anyone who's read the books of Anne McCaffrey and Ursula K. Le Guin), it's visually impressive (especially the dragon scenes, with Rachel Weisz providing the telepathic "voice" of Saphira) and full of timeless wisdom, much of it delivered by Eragon's heroic mentor Brom (Jeremy Irons), himself a former dragon rider with memories of past battles and hope for Eragon's future. Add a fair warrior-maiden named Arya (Sienna Guillory) and you've got all the ingredients for a worthwhile (if not particularly original) fantasy that points directly to a sequel. Whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to individual viewers to decide. --Jeff Shannon
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It was well acted and a very good story.
The worst part about the making of this movie is that its so terrible people who see it and havent read the book will think that the book must be just as bad.
One of the impressive things about the book was the development of characters and their relationships, but this is entirely lacking in the film.
Not as good as the book but most movies aren't- excellent story line.Published 1 day ago by Annabel Bliss
I purchased this DVD movie and have viewed it more than 200 times in the last 8 years. I just could not get enough of it and then when I got my Nook Color, I purchased the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Linda Clontz
Good Book. Really terrible movie. I mean, the elf girl didn't even have pointy ears. Who does that?Published 7 days ago by Ethan Evans
Ok movie - if you like talking dragons and medieval times. Entertaining to say the least. A lot of pretty actors in this. That basically is what makes the movie.Published 10 days ago by victor
We have read the books, have them in hardback for collecting. We have also listened to the audiobooks. Kids love this story. The DVD was a dismal disappointment. Read morePublished 12 days ago by amazon user
I absolutely LOVED this movie when I was younger, and still do up to this day!
It arrived exactly on the day it was estimated, which was super awesome. Read more
LOL, must I say anything? Well, in case if there are actually still people who look for reviews in this movie, let me start off by saying, me and my good friends that have actually... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Nic
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Compared to the book, this movie was horrible. I was so disappointed when I saw it because I had been anticipating the release, but I walked out the movie theater wanting my money back. The whole thing was too rushed and the character development never happened. This movie had so much... Read More
Apr 10, 2007 by Amazon Customer | See all 16 posts
|Anyone see the extended edition?||
That's my problem, too. I don't want to waste money on an extended version without knowing how many minutes it's been extended, 6 minutes of 10 to 15 seconds spread throughout the movie is pointless. Does the extended version add to the story or the frustration?
Apr 7, 2013 by J. Jarocki | See all 2 posts
|I liked It !||
I did too, but I think many of those who've read the book (I haven't) feel cheated. This often happens when any book is made into a motion picture. I still, however, don't think this movie deserves all the one-stars it has gotten.
Nov 4, 2007 by Caesar M. Warrington | See all 14 posts
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