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eragon: read the book
on 10 April 2010
Eragon is a film adaption of a book, and as such will obviously deviate from the source. Imagine the film Stardust but combined with Lord of the Rings, and you get Eragon.
Firstly, the acting is a tad off being good, but it isn't terrible. Some good scenes, then corny, one liners that should never be in a film with high hopes.
As mentioned by others the special effects are convincing and make it an interesting film to watch, especially the dragons themselves.
However, you would be better off reading the book, which is more magical and inticing. The film seems hollow once you've read the book, which fills the gaping holes in the film, and give a better pace to the story. Plus, the books have sequels; the film does not.
The film is quick paced (in a bad way), unorganic in some parts and there's little originality that the film conveys to the audience.
Worth it for the price, but no guarantee you'll want to see it again.
Personally, the price as well as the need to see it once is the main reason i bought it.