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#26 2006-12-16 05:39:30

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Re: Eragon: The books, the movie

There is no proof that that is the official cover. It could be fan art. I also found it on a fan art website.

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#27 2006-12-16 05:41:11

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No offence but for a series which is so popular and has sold so many copies, the covers seem quite amateurish.

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#28 2006-12-16 05:43:19

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Maybe so, but the covers still have a lot of originality. You don't usually get a trilogy with a single dragon on the front of each book.

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#29 2006-12-16 10:01:20

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I think the author let an amigo do the cover art. Not a proffessional artist.

i dunno... and frankly I don't care.  The story rocks and thats what matters.


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#30 2006-12-16 10:38:24

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If anyone is interested, I have found a close-up picture of Glaedr, high-quality. smile

I'll post it soon.

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#31 2006-12-16 12:55:51

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saweet!


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#32 2006-12-16 19:55:23

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1758283.jpg

Not very good, but still something.

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#33 2006-12-16 20:30:09

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OOoh NICE!

Muahaha.. why do all these dragon pictures look like mug shots?


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#34 2006-12-16 21:08:23

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Just noticed something.

Glaedr bears a similar resemblance to the Green Dragon...

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#35 2006-12-17 15:19:22

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Hey you're right! That green dragon probably is just a modified pic. :-(

At any rate. I just saw the Eragon movie and I'm sad to say its a total disaster. :-( The producer choose to squeeze a book the length of The Lord of the Rings into a mere 1 hour and 40 minutes. The plot is rushed and unexplained, key scenes in the story are missing and a good deal of the plot is rearranged and the movie ends before it ever begins. The entire story is so abbreviated that all the originality is stifled and what remains is perhaps the cheesiest, most stereotypical, worst film adaptation of a book I have ever seen. This movie will most likely scare away people who otherwise would have enjoyed the book. The books are marvelous, but the movie? Two thumbs way down!

And now I'm angry because Fox still owns the rights so someone who actually wants to make a good movie about it, can't. swear

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#36 2006-12-17 19:03:59

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That's a shame. And I was going to see that. yikes

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#37 2006-12-17 19:24:47

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You know that part where the Shade is giving a pep talk to his army? That looks almost identical to when Saruman gives a pep talk to his army in Isengard. lol

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#38 2006-12-17 20:47:32

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It did, come to think of it!

But just to illustrate just how bad, and rushed, and badly rushed it was...
in the book saphira starts small but gets big by growing naturally, and gradually learns to communicate with eragon through mental telepethy.
In the movie, she flies into the air while still quite small, in the air she suddenly and magically grows in a series of odd explosions. She returns to the ground just moments later, fully grown and able to speak. She tells Eragon her name instead of being named by him.

When I saw that I wanted to scream! Really really a horrible distortion of the story. :-(


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#39 2006-12-18 03:59:28

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Oh, man, that must really, really drag. That sounds like a bunch of math math.

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#40 2006-12-18 07:24:32

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Yeah it was mathin' pieace of math! I mean what the math is that about?

Math...

:-P

But yeah, what bugs me most is if someone came along who actually wanted to do the movie justice, the rights are gone. It looks like some cheap amatuer walked in and made a half hearted attempt to cash in on the success of the series. Now they'll probably throw it into a closet and walk away. :-(

I guess our only hope is they learn the extreme mistake they made and if they make a move of eldest, they make it really long.


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#41 2006-12-18 08:12:17

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the movie?

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#42 2006-12-18 10:29:54

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hmm... well it wasn't like it was horrifying to the point where people were leaving the theater.

If 7 is average, probably a 5. But generally I'd have to agree with most reviews I read, which I initially thought were rather harsh. A lot of them gave it 2 or 2.5 stars pit of 5, a C rating seems to be the average. The special effects are great but thats reallly all there is.

Is it worth the price of a ticket? I'm afraid I have to say no.

However, if you walk into the movie thinking its going to be total garbage, you may not be as dissapointed.


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#43 2006-12-18 19:19:36

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Well, I'm in luck.

I will go and see it, however.

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#44 2007-01-05 16:12:42

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hey devante, just curious, did you see the movie? What did you think of it?


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#45 2007-01-05 18:42:23

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Just testing something here, don't mind me.


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#46 2007-01-05 21:32:52

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Nope, not yet.

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