Dec 28 2006, 07:04 PM
Has anyone seen Eragon yet, I have but cannot do a review due to the fact that Mata doesnt like swearing on his forums,
I was so bitterly dissapointed, I really wanted it to be good. but it looks like another death nell has sounded for fantasy genre movies.
I haven't read the book, I wanted to do this one the other way round, Is the book any good? is my irational hatred of the name Eragon completely unfounded as far as the book is concerned?
Dec 29 2006, 12:43 AM
Wasn't it written by a 15 year old?
Dec 29 2006, 12:48 AM
The book...I couldn't even finish the book. It was boring, part of the reason why I don't even want to see the movie. I heard the PS2 game is good though.
Dec 29 2006, 02:21 AM
I haven't seen the movie yet but my friends and I have been planning to for awhile. The good thing about going to movies with friends - if it's good, then great. If it's awful, then you get to make fun of it.
The book...I couldn't finish it either. A friend loved it and lent it to me to read, but I got around page seventy five and just couldn't continue. Oddly enough, it IS a good book, just incredibly slow moving, if only in the begining.
Like I said though, I know several people who loved it to death so I guess it's just one of those books that you would have to read to really know.
Dec 29 2006, 04:18 AM
QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Dec 28 2006, 09:21 PM)
The book...I couldn't finish it either. A friend loved it and lent it to me to read, but I got around page seventy five and just couldn't continue. Oddly enough, it IS a good book, just incredibly slow moving, if only in the begining. Woah, I just checked, and I stopped exactly on page 75. For some reason the bookmark was still in there.
Dec 29 2006, 06:44 PM
I saw one reviewer saying 'If only the Lord Of The Rings films hadn't been made so we wouldn't have to put up with over-blown rubbish like the films of Eragon and Narnia'.
I've not read it or seen it myself, but Sues listened to the audio book and also says she found it a bit dull... Come on, it's got huge dragons in it, and he still managed to make it dull? That's never a good sign for a film. I think that Hollywood is desperately trying to find something to match the LotR series and so-far has failed miserably. Maybe if the second and third Matrix films hadn't decided to be intelligent and had simply gone for entertainment instead then we'd be having loads of (even more) lack-lustre sci-fi trilogies instead!
Dec 30 2006, 03:15 AM
QUOTE (MrTeapot @ Dec 28 2006, 07:43 PM)
Wasn't it written by a 15 year old?
Gives a bad name to 15-year old writers everywhere, doesn't it? Though frankly I blame his sister, who edited it.
Don't want to see the film--all he did was put an 'e' over 'dragon' and expect us to find him wonderfully clever. "Oh, look, Eragon rides dragons!" Of course he does. Stupid boy.
Dec 30 2006, 07:07 PM
Isn't it a complete and utter rip off of Star Wars? It's basically Star Wars: A New Hope - With Dragons.
Dec 31 2006, 06:17 PM
Star Wars was a rip off of many other things, including the classic hero narrative in Joseph Campbell's 'Hero With A Thousand Faces', so you can't really blame a film for using the same basic structure... Of course, if they do it badly then that's another matter entirely!
Jan 1 2007, 04:50 PM
I've just had an n depth discussion with someone who has read the first 2 books, and how disgusted he is that King Galvatorix was even in the film considering he doesn't appear in the first 2 books in any way other than as an almost mythical figure of fear, He was also rather narked that most of the second book revolves around eragons brother but the character makes a grand appearance of about 10 minutes worth of film. the film makers have, apparently, done the source material no justice.
Jan 1 2007, 11:26 PM
I couldn't put the book down. I'm not seeing the film though. I've seen the ads. It looks rubbish My freind says don't bother because it's ****. (Whatever you want can go under the ****.) Apparently they skipped bits out and put bits in.
Jan 2 2007, 05:24 AM
I've heard that the film is absolute garbage... basically a rip off of J.R.R. Tolkein's world with strikingly similar nomencalture.
Still, what struck me is Mata, the God of all that is intelligent, calling 'The Matrix' "intelligent." While I seldomly disagree, it seemed that the Matrixe's allegory on the life of Christ was far too blatant and thinly veiled to be called "intelligent." Did it have a deeper meaning? Yes. But even if something has a deeper meaning, it must be masterfully executed to be called intelligent.
Jan 2 2007, 08:08 AM
Well, I've read the book, and though the beginning was a bit slow, it did eventually pick up to the point where it was a really enjoyable read.
That being said, I refuse to see the film due to reviews I've heard from people who've seen it after reading the book.
It's just the same as with the Harry Potter movies, only worse.
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