Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I recently read the novel Eragon, so when I saw this at the library, I decided to watch it. Unfortunately, it was quite different from the book. I completely understand the need to cut some things out and make some changes, but they really strayed. Urgals and Razac weren't depicted at all in the right way. Even the elf wasn't shown as an elf (the book went into a lot of detail about the pointed ears-would it have been so hard to give the girl pointed ears?).

I don't think I would have liked it, even if I hadn't read the book first.

The story is about a young man, Eragon, (age changed in the movie from the book BTW), who finds a blue "stone" in the forest while hunting. Turns out the stone is really a dragon egg, and it hatches for him. There is a wicked king that rules the land, who got rid of all the other dragons and riders. Since the egg hatches for Eragon, he's now a Dragon Rider, and the movie is about his journey as a Rider.


Tarah said...

I told you the movie was stupid. Glad you got through the trilogy (oh's not a trilogy anymore) though. Are you going to read the 4th book, or have you given up on 'em?