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Eragon
« on: September 20, 2006, 08:04 PM »
I searched, and couldn't find a topic on this. So I thought I'd let all you guys who have read it, that the Eragon trailer is out.
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It looks like a great movie. December 15th can't get here any earlier. :D
« Last Edit: September 20, 2006, 11:09 PM by Smartypants1635 »

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 09:48 PM »
I heard that the story was pretty much Star Wars exactly, except with dragons.
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Re: Eragon
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 09:51 PM »
I've heard mixed reviews of the book, but the trailer looks pretty spiffy.
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Re: Eragon
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 10:53 PM »
I'd call it Star Wars + LOTR pretty much exactly...its an alright read.  The kid that wrote it was something like 15 when he did.  For a 15 year old it is amazing but some of the stuff in there is blatant copying of the aformentioned Sagas with names slightly changed to protect the innocent.  I also seem to remember he was really overzealous with his thesaurus

That said, I was sort of looking forward to the movie and it looks to be decent.  I'll probably check it out at some time  (boo to Hollywood for latching on to anything remotely close to LOTR though)  As I said, the book was alright but there are many other Fantasy books out there that deserve to be movies first

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 09:04 AM »
I just saw the trailer for this at IGN yesterday, and was actually going to ask about it in this thread.  To be honest, I don't know much about the book (thanks for the info Scott), but the trailer looked pretty decent.  I wouldn't mind seeing it.

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 10:18 AM »
My son read the first 2 books in the series eragon then eldest. He loved them- I wonder how the movie will turn out :-\.

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006, 10:09 PM »
but there are many other Fantasy books out there that deserve to be movies first

I agree

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 02:31 AM »
but there are many other Fantasy books out there that deserve to be movies first

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Re: Eragon
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 01:00 AM »
Still haven't decided if I'll go to see the movie. It's looking more and more likely that I'll just wait for the DVD.

Apparently the movie is so bad it makes 11-year-olds cry.

Another (mostly negative) review.
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Re: Eragon
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 10:25 PM »
Theme by Avril Lavigne? WTF?

"So aside from the obvious plot and idea theft, how bad is it? Pretty ******* bad."

Yeah, I'm so passing on this.

It seems to be basically the Star Wars: A New Hope plot transplanted into Sci-Fi-Channel-Movie generic medieval fantasyland. Usually I'm a sucker for any and all fantasy films, but even I have standards.
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Re: Eragon
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 10:43 PM »
That review is almost exactly what I said above...I thought the book was alright though, I just have no desire to see the movie