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Eragon 2006

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3.2 out of 5 stars (12) IMDb 5.1/10

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:
Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Genres Children & Family, Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult
Director Stefen Fangmeier
Starring Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons
Supporting actors Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund, Alun Armstrong, Christopher Egan, Gary Lewis, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Weisz, Richard Rifkin, Steve Speirs, Joss Stone, Michael Mehlmann, Tamás Deák, Matt Devere, Máté Haumann, Andrea Fazekas, Caroline Chikezie
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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You'll enjoy it if you read the book, but do be prepared for some terrible dialog and some rather mediocre acting. The special effects vary from excellent to average, particularly the dragon, which seems very 'fake' and way too human-like.
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By Valerie Gail bartlett TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Oct. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Based on the first novel in Christopher Paolini's popular INHERITANCE trilogy, ERAGON is a fantastical adventure in a vein similar to that of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. A classic story of a quest driven by destiny and set in a land where elves, magicians, and humans live side by side, the battle between good and evil, innocence and cynicism, is taken up once again. John Malkovitch camps it up as the evil King Galbatorix, a former guardian of peace who long ago went over to the dark side. He now rules over a land from which dragons have all but disappeared, until humble farm boy Eragon (newcomer Edward Speelers) happens upon a mysterious blue object that turns out to be a dragon egg. Eragon befriends the charming dragon cub, Saphira (voiced with aplomb by Rachel Weisz), and becomes her rider, designating him as the principal warrior in the fight against evil. Jeremy Irons steals the show as the wise and mysterious old man who becomes Eragon's mentor, guiding him through the tasks of saving a princess (Sienna Guillory) battling an evil sorcerer (Robert Carlyle, TRAINSPOTTING), and fending off hordes of the hideous Urgals. All of this will strike the seasoned fantasy viewer as familiar territory, but the formula is given life by veterans Malkovitch and Irons, as well as the young Speelers. The film was shot mostly in Hungary, whose breathtaking landscape combines to great effect with excellent cinematography. The special effects, created by LORD OF THE RINGS' Digital Magic and STAR WARS' Industrial Light and Magic, more than live up to the precedent set by those films, while the dragon is film's true star.
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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
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"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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Really dreadful. Even half-decent performances by the likes of Irons and Malkovich can't make you care in the face of wooden acting and clunky scripting of the annoying, lazy, whining, impetuous 'hero'. If I was the dragon, I would have toasted him and had done with it.
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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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