Oh dear...what have they done? - Aidan Lucid

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Aidan Lucid has rated Eragon rating: 1 Star

Eragon, the long awaited movie based on the novel of the same name written by Christopher Paolini, is here but the question on everyone's mind is, is it any good? Well to put it simply, if you haven't read the book then it is but if you have, it's a different story. The special effects are brilliant and the acting is fairly good, save for John Malkovich's portrayal of the evil king Galbatorix. He tries too hard and it shows. The plot is somewhat muddled as it appears that the makers of the movie altered the story to suit themselves. This really lets the whole experience down. In summary, this movie tries too hard to be like Lord of the Rings and doesn't succeed. The battles scenes lack the balls out passion of Jackson's classics. It also feels the production was rushed. For a 15 year old to write a book of this calibre is some feat, but pity the producers didn't do it justice. I did like this movie but it could've been far, far better.      

Review published on the 20 December 2006 16:21


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