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Eragon 2006

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Fantasy adventure based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini. Orphaned farm boy Eragon (Edward Speleers) destiny is sealed forever when a mystic stone chooses him for its keeper. But when the stone turns out to be an egg from which a baby dragon is hatched, Eragon realises he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Starring:
Gary Lewis,Edward Speleers
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Children & Family, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult
Director Stefen Fangmeier
Starring Gary Lewis, Edward Speleers
Supporting actors Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Spears, Garrett Hedlund, Christopher Egan, Sienna Guillory, Tamsin Egerton, Joss Stone, John Malkovich, Rachel Weisz, Alun Armstrong, Robert Carlyle
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aneliese Atkinson on 8 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Bit cringey in parts, nothing compared to the book. Some of the script is unbearable. Baby Saphira is cute though!
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2015
Format: Amazon Instant Video
"Eragon" wants to be "Lord of the Rings." It really, really wants to be. In a pinch, it'll settle for "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" with a dash of Harry Potter.

But those hoping for a spectacular PG-rated epic shouldn't hold their breaths, because the adaptation of Christopher Paolini's bestseller is a massive bellyflop. The direction is stilted and plodding, the acting is on par with tree stumps, and the whole thing is uninspired -- it never moves beyond "quick cash-in."

A young woman is being chased through the woods by a band of evil soldiers, trying to recapture a bright blue stone she stole from evil King Galbatorix (John Malkovich), but she magics it away. It's found in the woods by a young farm boy, Eragon (Edward Speleers), who unsuccessfully tries to trade it for food. But the stone turns out to be a dragon's egg.

When his home and uncle are destroyed, Eragon escapes with his now-grown dragon Saphira (Rachael Weisz) and a mysterious stranger named Brom (Jeremy Irons), who knows a lot about the Dragon Riders. Now Eragon and Saphira may be the only hope for the land, not to mention the captive elf princess he's dreaming about, and whom he has to rescue from the evil king.

Dragons, damsels in distress, magic spells, an evil king and his evil wizard, and a Young Hero in the Luke Skywalker mold... well, "Eragon" had a lot of obstacles in front of it from the start. It sounds like the love child of "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings"... except it's infinitely more clumsy than either of those movies.

And the director doesn't help -- Stefan Fangmeier is horribly crude and clumsy in his directing, with a style that manages to be both stilted and choppy. The scripting is even worse.
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By HAYLEY on 12 Jun. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Was an interesting story but the story was a bit rushed and graphics were a bit dated but still a good watch
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