Industrial Light and Magic special-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier makes the leap into the director's chair with this coming-of-age fantasy concerning a young boy whose discovery of a mysterious dragon egg leads him on a predestined journey to become a Dragon Rider and defend his peaceful world against an evil king. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon tells the tale of the titular character (Ed Speleers), a humble farm boy living in the land of Alagaësia, whose life is forever changed when he discovers that he has been chosen to fight the most powerful enemy his world has ever known. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Djimon Hounsou co-star in a film produced by Davis Entertainment and adapted from the novel by screenwriters Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, and Mark Rosenthal. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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While all movies based on books struggle to capture the full story and pretty much always fail - this was a pretty poor movie even if you try to take it out of the context of the books. The transitions were rushed, the character development was completely lacking. I can't imagine how anyone who didn't read the books would understand what was going on at all. It's too bad that this movie wasn't done better. I think it is a difficult task to cover the Eragon book, but it could have been better. Overall, read the books and skip the movie.
Before I rented this movie I read the book. I liked it. You can tell the author, Christopher Paolini, took elements from other movies and books. i.e. The Star Wars Saga and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and incorporated them into his story.
The story of Erogon, Much like the story of Luke Skywalker and Frodo Baggins, was a coming of age tale and unlocking the power inside ones self to save the day. I liked the book because you saw the growth of Eragon. A poor farm boy who did not know how to read let alone fight to a powerful warrior who can cast elven magic. What I liked about the book was not in the movie. The director and scriptwriters (probobly due to budget and studio big wigs) pushed them to cut alot of the story. What you end up getting is 103 minutes of a movie which neglects much of the story and characters that made the book a fun read. The movie was had to watch. Good Things I rented this movie for free because it was too much money in some cases.
Profound disappointment. Rushed plot, odd mix of familiar and 'epic' language, half-good actors mixed with fantastic Jeremy Irons, actually too many failings to list. It played sort of like a treatment that should have been filled-out, punched-up, and recast. Big disappointment after the book.