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.
Since I read the Inheritance trilogy a while ago, I realized that there was a movie about the first book. I went to the theater, and saw the movie. The beginning was great until they destroyed the whole book in the first five minutes. It was like the director of Jaws 3 went on a weekend meth binge, spun around for a few hours, then wrote the script for the movie in a dark room. The point is, unless you want to feel like shooting yourself, don't see this movie.
Lately I have engaged myself in reading the 'Inheritance' trilogy by Chrisopher Paolini. Halfway past the last book, it sprang into my mind that a while ago, a movie was made from the first book. Curious as I was, I ran 2 miles to the videostore and rented the dvd named 'Eragon'. As soon as I got home, I dropped myself on the couch, dimmed the lights and turned it on. I was filled with expectation as well as anticipation for I had gravely enjoyed the books. However, I cannot recall ones dissapointment to have ever been greater than mine. I mean... COME ON!!! Flabbergasted is what I was.
It all seemed to start quite well, but in only two minutes the movie destroyed every single trace to the book. Now does that make it a bad movie per se? No. But it still was. Anyways, I am furious. The people who made this one probably didn't even read the book and it appeared to me as if it was made by a bunch of incompetent inbread pigs with their heads stuck up their own arses. For example; they didn't even get the dragon right. For god's sake it's what the movie's all about. They could've just made Saphira look as she is described in the book, but no, it was like they took a used tea bag from the litter and made tea with it only to pretend that it would still be the same tea just because it came from the same bag. At first it seemed that they had twisted some minor details but in fact they diverted the whole story. Including some pretty major parts.
In whole, the movie sort of rushed through a lame recap of the story. Since this is my first review, I find myself having trouble with giving good argued critisism, so please everyone, find out for yourselves.
For those of you who have seen the movie but not read the book, please do so, it is actually a great story. For those of you who have read it, please don't watch the movie. It'll piss you off endlessly.
For those of you who haven't seen the movie nor read the book. Read the book, leave the movie. Or watch the movie and agree with me. For those of you who have read the book and seen the movie, you will find yourselves not being able of doing anything but agreeing with me.
I propose we execute those who have so shamelessly raped this beautiful story.
With kind regards,
I did not like alot of things about this movie. The reason for this is that i have read the book and having read the book i had some expectations about this movie that were not met. The first is that the book being around 600 pages has alot in it and they decided that they didnt need any of it, its almost like watching a cheap ripoff of something that youve alreeady seen. Second is that what ever they didn't cut out of the movie they changed. My final problem with this movie is that it seems like it was done just so the people with low atttentions spans could understand it. I dont recommend this movie because it just seems like alot of random screens put togeter.
It is really hard not to think of Lord of the Rings movies when watching this movie. How can you make a movie like this kowing people are going to compare them, and not take the time or spend the money to at least come in the same ballpark as LotR. This movie probably seemed great on paper in script form, but the execution was not that great. The dragon special effects were good (not great) but thats about it. They must have spent all the money on the dragon because the rest of the movie looks pretty cheesy. The actors do what they can, but with a bad script and bad dialogue, it just comes out bad. My kids liked it, and maybe thats what the makers were going for, but the adults will be pretty bored. I actually fell asleep for about ten minutes.