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Postby E of Alshire » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:16 pm

SPOILER ALERT!

I was extremely disappointed with the movie, and I think anyone who has read the books will feel the same. It wasn't just small incongruities, like Arya's hair color, but gaping inconsistencies. No Dwarf was ever named in the film (though they did show 'Hrothgar' in the credits); The 'Dwarves' that were shown were 5'6" tall; The Ra'zac were killed (by Eragon!), the Urgals were just really big men (no horns!), and Brom and Eragon never went to Terim. I could point out a number of others, but then nobody would read this for length. :D

The other thing, which is more opinion than anything, was the general 'feel' of the film. The Varden had very asian-inspired armor and clothing, and the few towns that were shown were wattle-and-duab huts or native-american wigwams. Uru'baen (or Dras-Leona, they mixed those up as well) was a very boring city- the fortress looked like a bunch of boxes spaced next to each other.

Also, I was disappointed in Angela's actor.

The general pace of the movie was far too fast, leaving out very good character development.

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Postby Shurtugal » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:01 am

Yes, I too was very dissapointed. Only an hour and a half long!!?? An extra hour wouldn't have killed them, would it? It could have been so much better.

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The Varden had very asian-inspired armor and clothing,


Actually, I thought that's what the Varden would have worn.

Also, there were some amazing camera shots, perticularly of flying.

Bad things.

-Arya didn't have pointed ears. This a crucial part of the story!

-Arya just wasn't Arya, if you get what I mean.

-Murtagh really wasn't Murtagh.

-Ajihod didn't die! Also critical to the storyline!

-Angela wasn't Angela. And there was no mention whatsoever of Solembum!! The cat-boy-thing is also crtitical!

So, yeah, really dissapointing movie..
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Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:38 am

I tried really hard to like Eragon, and then later, Eldest. I tried. Mostly because I wanted to "support" a fellow homeschooler and young writer. I tried.

But I couldn't force myself to like something that I realised was Star Wars wrapped in Lord Of The Rings.

End the end I will watch the movie, when it's released on DVD, but just to see how bad it is.
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Postby Maedhros » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:03 am

Judging from Shurtugal and E I suppose I´m glad I didn´t read the books before I watched the movie since I thought it was decent... and I liked Arya quite a lot :P

I agree with you about it being too short and fast-paced though, even though I hadn´t read it I had a feeling they left out quite a lot.

The Ra'zac were wonderful though (true to the books or not).. some of the most unsettling things I´ve ever seen..

Also I am surprised I haven´t heard anyone say: "Oh, come on, don´t be so picky about haircolours and so forth. It´s just a movie. They did their best." Since that´s all I hear when expressing my disgust at the LOTR movies :roll:
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Postby Tedward » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:52 pm

E of Alshire wrote:SPOILER ALERT!

...The 'Dwarves' that were shown were 5'6" tall; ...


There were supposed to be dwarves? In the dialogue dwarves and elves were mentioned and I was dissapointed that there weren't any. I certainly saw no dwarves. Was the hairy Vardan leader with the Scottish accent supposed to be a dwarf? If he was he would be the biggest freaking dwarf ever conceived. :shock:

Now I have not read the book(s) - yet - but I was expecting the sorceress who gave Eragon the egg to turn out to be an elf from the way she behaved but when we finally saw her in good light and close up I saw nothing particulalry "elvish" about her.

The kids I took to the film loved it. The dragon was very convincing but frankly there was nothing original or inspiring about the movie. I hope the book is better. :?
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Postby E of Alshire » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:39 pm

Tedward wrote:
E of Alshire wrote:SPOILER ALERT!

...The 'Dwarves' that were shown were 5'6" tall; ...


There were supposed to be dwarves? In the dialogue dwarves and elves were mentioned and I was dissapointed that there weren't any. I certainly saw no dwarves. Was the hairy Vardan leader with the Scottish accent supposed to be a dwarf? If he was he would be the biggest freaking dwarf ever conceived. :shock:


Yes, those were the 'Dwarves' mentioned in the credits. :?

The dragon was wonderful, as you said, but it makes me wonder why they couldn't spice up the film a bit more with more CG work. Some of the cinematography was awful (not the flying shots, though) and would have benifited from more CG.
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Postby Lord Nev » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:41 pm

I was looking forward to the day when you would say "they needed more CG" when you complain about the SW being too CG.

Man, this is a disappointment. Apparently, they didn't even have the twins nor did they even mention Tronjheim. What a crappy movie!
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Postby Shurtugal » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:28 pm

Maedhros wrote:The Ra'zac were wonderful though (true to the books or not).. some of the most unsettling things I´ve ever seen..


True, but they could've had way more screentime :P

I didn't see any dwarves, either....
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Postby kelderic » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:06 pm

The only thing that I think was done well was the shade. Although the final battle with him wasn't at all. Also, I would like to predict that they are just going to leave Eragon's village out of the movies completely.

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Postby TheBohrok » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:32 pm

Shurtugal wrote:-Arya didn't have pointed ears. This a crucial part of the story!

-Ajihod didn't die! Also critical to the storyline!

-And there was no mention whatsoever of Solembum!! The cat-boy-thing is also crtitical!

So, yeah, really dissapointing movie.


I have never read the books and most likely I will not watch the movie, but I'm interested in your comments. From what I quoted above, I can't see how they could make more movies without butchering the story even more. Do you guys think they will make the other movies?
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Postby Shurtugal » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:06 pm

yeah, they will, cuz there's two more books (one isn't even on the shelves just yet). Unless they go bankrupt for this one.....

...but they probly won't, because Eragon was the #2 movie at the box office this week, so it's more than likely they will continue to butcher the storyline.

P.S. I do encourage you to read the books, they tell quite an epic.
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Postby E of Alshire » Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:12 pm

TheBohrok wrote:
Shurtugal wrote:-Arya didn't have pointed ears. This a crucial part of the story!

-Ajihod didn't die! Also critical to the storyline!

-And there was no mention whatsoever of Solembum!! The cat-boy-thing is also crtitical!

So, yeah, really dissapointing movie.


I have never read the books and most likely I will not watch the movie, but I'm interested in your comments. From what I quoted above, I can't see how they could make more movies without butchering the story even more. Do you guys think they will make the other movies?


See, that bothered me too. Galbatorix (the main villain) had an "I'm going to kill him" moment at the end, but if you've read the second book, you'll realize that they've effectively killed Roran's storyline- about a third of the second book and the best third, in my opinion. That bothered me...
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Postby sarous » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:27 pm

i saw the movie if you havent read the book it is good but for thoose who have other than the names the story and story line is compleately of topic
and saphira is a dragon not a freakin bird(feathers and fur instead of armoured scales :cry: :!: :!: :!: )
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Postby sarous » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:38 pm

in response to shurtugals use of the ancheint language "vesra manth carbran dracos carn methra dragosshurtugal weraith" translation from runic to english (or as close to it as i can translate my own language) "i am a dragon knight, not a weak dragon rider" (the power of dragon warriors gos from dragon lord to dragon knight then to dragon rider)
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Postby kelderic » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:37 am

Also, the way that Saphira magically grew up in a matter of seconds, just by flying thorugh the air made absolutely no sense.

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