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Eragon movie coming out Dec. 15!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:50 am
by Unknown Knight
They haven't posted the movie trailer yet :cry: , but I hoping that they'll post it soon.

I don't recognize who is playing Eragon. I think that Jeremy Irons will make a great Brom.

They also have a desktop pic in different resolutions avalible. (It is my current desktop pic!)

Here's the link
http://www.eragonmovie.com/

Just can't wait for the movie to come out!!! :D


EDIT
Fixed the my faulty link.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:34 pm
by Remyth
Hey! That's awesome! I loved this book when I read it. I can't wait for the movie.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:22 pm
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Very cool. Let's hope they don't butcher it.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:23 pm
by E of Alshire
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Very cool. Let's hope they don't butcher it.


Hear hear!

I saw this a bit ago. There was supposed to be a trailer for it in Superman Returns, but it wasn't there...

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:52 pm
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
I hope the movie is good. Eragon was good. Eldest not so much.

I don't want to get into a big discussion, but I did find things in both books a little predictable. Inspiraction from Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, Pern, etc. were apperant, and the use of cliches and due ex machina was annoying.

Funnily enough, I didn't like the main character very much. But I rarely like main characters. I prefer Brom over Eragon, Han over Luke, Ginny over Harry ( :lol: ), Gimli over Frodo, and so on a so on.

But I'm just picky. But something when I read a book or watch a movie, I can't help but think "I could write/direct this better.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:12 pm
by Mike Viper
But I'm just picky. But something when I read a book or watch a movie, I can't help but think "I could write/direct this better.


Exactly the same feelings. Especialy with LOTR, the directing part.

Well, never read Eragon, don't know what it's about, but as long as it's medieval, I'm all for it! As long as it's not corny.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:23 pm
by TheOrk
I guess this movie has potential. I never read the book, so I don't know what to expect.

The storyline at the site seems painfully generic though. :?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:35 pm
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
TheOrk wrote:The storyline at the site seems painfully generic though.


One of it's downfalls, to say the least. :?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:47 pm
by Sir Kohran
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:
TheOrk wrote:The storyline at the site seems painfully generic though.


One of it's downfalls, to say the least. :?


Yes...can you say Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings? Evil member of good warrior order takes over the world until the farmboy hero topples him with newfound powers and allies? Though in this case, the story's so similar, you could probably shout it.

- Matt

PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:07 pm
by Remyth
Im looking forward to it...but I hope that they don't make it too bad.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:44 am
by Lord_Of_The_LEGO
Here's a trailer of sorts:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=103&item=0

Wow, that was blatant. "We're riding the wave of popularity of The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter!"

:roll:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:52 am
by E of Alshire
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Wow, that was blatant. "We're riding the wave of popularity of The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter!"


It's just the timing that's off. If this had come out, say, a few years earlier or ten years later, that wouldn't be the case.

And while it indeed seems similar to The Lord of the Rings, it's not at all appealing to the Harry Potter fanbase, at least from what I've read of both books.

Christopher has a great and unique story, but his timing is terrible.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:06 am
by Sir Dillon
Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Very cool. Let's hope they don't butcher it.

That what I thought as soon as I saw it. I liked the books, besides being rather generic, (like mentioned) I hope they won't ruin the movie. :?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:23 am
by zac_schmitt
The storyline at the site seems painfully generic though.


One of it's downfalls, to say the least.


Yes...can you say Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?


of course, lord of the rings came out 50 years ago and ushered in the genre, setting conventions and cliches which would be imitated. not that lotr was so earth shatteringly original or anything, either, but it wasn't supposed to be. tolkien was trying to write his own heroic epic - and heroic epics (like beowulf) tend to have very straightforward plots and obvious good/evil differentiations. otherwise it's not all that heroic, really. as a side note i always thought tolkien using orcs, instead of some other human faction (not counting easterlings and southrons) was brilliant, because it gave him scads of baddies to kill off indiscriminantly without having to worry about moral ambiguity. aragorn good, orcs bad. let's get 'em.

which is one of the main reasons i tend to gravitate toward the china mieville/george r.r. martin camps of fantasy series, to avoid tired cliches and "there once lived a great hero..." storylines.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:50 am
by Damien
of course, lord of the rings came out 50 years ago and ushered in the genre


Depends on what genre you're talking about. If you're generally referring to medievalesque fantasy, you'd be wrong. Tolkien has predecessors. Robert Howard, for instance, was publishing Conan stories before Lord of the Rings was written.

tolkien was trying to write his own heroic epic - and heroic epics (like beowulf) tend to have very straightforward plots and obvious good/evil differentiations.


I don't know about that. Beowulf, obviously one of Tolkien's inspirations, doesn't entirely portray Grendel as evil - but rather wronged and in need of some killin'. Likewise, Tolkien has some ambiguity in his stories. Megablox, lots of it. Elves killing other Elves to chase down the bad guy. 'Evil men' where one of the main characters wonders if they are truly evil. A misguided good guy turning evil, but not entirely evil, seeming to never truly understand that he's turned (Saruman). Orcs and Gondorians - sure, that's a given for moral straightforwardness (kind of). But taken as a whole, Middle-earth is far from being morally absolute.


In any event. . . I'm looking forward to Eragon. I've never read the books, myself -- but I always enjoy a good fantasy/medieval flick. And I don't even mind if it's cheesy. I mean, Conan the Barbarian was cheesy. BeastMaster was cheesy. Cheesy can be good. We'll see. At the very least, it should -look- pretty impressive, as it seems fantasy and historical movies are getting better budgets ever since LotR.