EragonDirector: Stefen Fangmeier, Michael A. Mehlmann, Ed Speleers, Tamás Deák
Industrial Light and Magic special-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier makes the leap into the director's chair with this coming-of-age fantasy concerning a young boy whose discovery of a mysterious dragon egg leads him on a predestined journey to become a Dragon Rider and defend his peaceful world against an evil king. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon tells the tale of the titular character (Ed Speleers), a humble farm boy living in the land of Alagaësia, whose life is forever changed when he discovers that he has been chosen to fight the most powerful enemy his world has ever known. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Djimon Hounsou co-star in a film produced by Davis Entertainment and adapted from the novel by screenwriters Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, and Mark Rosenthal.
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Cast & Crew
1. Main Titles/The King's Stone
3. Roran Leaves Home
5. Death Order
6. Dragons and Dragon Riders
7. Life in Danger
9. The Journey Begins
10. Fortune Teller
12. Finally Flying
13. A Fellow Rider
14. Girl of His Dreams
15. Saving Arya
16. Dying With Honor
18. The Varden
19. Preparing for Battle
20. Together As One
21. To Win or Die
22. Losing Strength
23. A Living Legend
24. End Titles
Language & Audio
English 5.1 DTS
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish Dolby Surround
French Dolby Surround
Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier
Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: On
Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: Off
Disc #2 -- Eragon: Special Features
Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of Eragon
Prologue: The Storyteller's Scroll
Chapter 1: Realizing Alagaësia
Chapter 2: The Destined Roles
Chapter 3: From Carvahall to Farthen Dûr
Chapter 4: Hatching the Dragon
Chapter 5: Just the Beginning
Eldest - The First Two Chapters
The Inhabitants of Alagaësia
The Dragon Riders
Arya's Ambush: Original Animatic Sequence With Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: On
Arya's Ambush: Original Animatic Sequence With Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: Off
Vision of Eragon: Conceptual Artwork Gallery
Extended and Deleted Scenes
The Butcher's Daughter
Farm Fight/"We Don't Take Charity"
Roran and Katrina Say Goodbye/The Butcher Changes His Mind
Milking the Cow
"We Can Learn a Lot From Each Other"
The Son of a Traitor/The Twin's Test
The Magic of Blessings
With Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: On
With Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier: Off
Raising the Ra'Zac
A Hard Journey
Battle in the Sky
The Lost Storyboards
Smashing the Hut
Name Your Dragon
Catch the Bird
Saphira's Animation Guide With Commentary by Director Stefen Fangmeier
Eldest: Christopher Paolini Interview
Become the Dragon Rider: Creating the Video Game
Fox on DVD
Planet of the Apes
Kingdom of Heaven
The Secrets of Alagaësia
Fire in the Forest
Summoning the Ra'Zac
Over the Edge
Getaway at Gil'Ead
A Grand Entrance
Breath of Fire
Battle in the Sky
A Fallen Saphira
The Land of Alagaësia
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It may not be anything like the book but the purpose is to entertain us and this movie did its job. It is in fact a great movie to watch! I can not wait until its out so i can buy this movie!
My 8 yo loved it.
I must say that if you have never read the series, this is very enjoyable. The acting is good as well as the special effects. As a fan of the series though, I was expecting a lot out of this movie, and I was a bit disappointed. They got the majority of the plot points but left out crucial ones that would have to know if they were to make the next movies and others they failed to elaborate (Angela's scenes and the prophecy). Plus, Galbatorix, frequently shown in the movie was not even described to us until the last half of the fourth book. They left out Elva, who helps drive the series in book 2 to the end, and they got the location and death of Brom wrong while forgetting to introduce to us a main character: Orik and another important character Jeod.
this movie is amazing and i wish they made the rest of the books into movies because i seriously enjoyed this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this movie diffrs from the book but i love how they made it they should have made eldest and the other two books into movies as well
This was the worst waste of film ever created! It completely tarnished the original story because it changed the plot of the book, resulting in an absolute horrific abomination that will stain the reputation of the film industry forever. The script was very poorly edited and did not stick to the book's plot. The overall film was way too short and did not give the audience a prolonged sense of excitement that an average film would give. Also, John Malkovich did not give the best impression of being Galbatorix, who was considered to be the greatest evil in the whole series while the guy who played Durza gave a more convincing evil demeanor. The acting was also terrible despite the fact that the film had an all-star cast. They should completely redo the movie so that they get it right next time, but Mr. Paolini does not lift a finger to make the movie as it should have been. I would highly recommend the books, but not this movie.
Just like most fans of the book...I was angry at how different the movie was than the book. To hammer home the point...a lot of sub-plots were either changed or deleted altogether. To a point, the similarities between the book and movie are a boy named Eragon and a dragon named Saphira. However, if you can detatch yourself from the book and watch the movie for the movie it is pretty cool. Movies rarely - if ever - live up to their book, why should this one be different? If you want to "see" the book, then re-read it...I have - many times - and still enjoy it...but don't blame the movie. The movie is not the book and the book is not the movie. My final stand = good movie, better book
The acting was terrible, the plot was stupid, an they totally changed everything that was in the book. Well, except that there was a boy who rescues a dragon. Plus, Saphira looks somewhat like a giant blue chicken. The book, however, is amazing. So just forget the movie, read the book.
When I first saw this movie i thought it was great. I loved it so much that i decided to read the book. After I read the book I watched the movie again, and man did it SUCK!!! They miss so many main events it didn't even make sense, the characters were all wrong, and the acting was worse than my kindergarten graduation play. Lets not forget the ending, now they have to make a sequel even though nobodys going to watch it. And bcuz they missed so many events,the 2nd one wouldn't make any sense. I say they should just make a new one, and this time, for the love of god, plz, do it rite!!! If you look and the story line and characters of this movie and compare it to Lord of the Rings, all Eragon really is is a cheap attempted remake of Lord of the Rings. I think Chris Paolini and Peter Jackson should suit.
I thought Eragon and Eldest were both good books. The young author definately has talent. The movie adaptation however, left me very disappointed. They left out very important pieces of the plot and completely changed other pieces. The special effects were good, but nothing jaw-dropping. (The dragon was well done) I also felt like the entire movie was rushed, not focusing enough on the characters and the audience's connection with them. Bringing a book (especially a longer one) to screen is difficult but I felt like this one could've been handled better. Entertaining movie, but I wouldn't buy it. I'll stick with the books.
they did mess up a few parts, and skipped a couple parts. but all in all, it was a really great movie for what it was. They DID rush Sahira growing up though...that was a little strange. Oh well...Eragon was a VERY complex book, and the book was so long they couln't of got it all in. Ed Spleers I might also say did a wonderful acting job...and he was a really cute Eragon!!!LOL!
Best movie in history. Jeremy Irons and Speelers! Where do I start! Like the part where Eragon jumped off Saphira and killed Durza! The best movie Eva!
I cannot believe the absurdity of the reviews I see for many books-made-into-movies. Obviously, the director cannot make the movie exactly like the book that is why we read the book and see the movie. The movie is a good representation of the director's thoughts and views of the book. Hopefully, in the future, people will acquire an understanding of this and not criticize the movie because it does not follow the book to the letter. As for the movie itself, I believe it was amazing. The special effects were tremendous and the storyline was not at all terrible.
I'm a fan of the Eragon novel, and the Inheritance Cycle, but this movie was a horrible adaption to a great book. Sure the fighting is decent, and the visuals are pretty good, but that's about all. They changed way to much from the book, making it nearly impossible to make a good sequel. In my opinion they need to try making Eragon again, then get going with the rest of the series.
The book was amazing. The movie, personally I hated it. It didn't follow the story line at all. Of course, its a must-see for all Eragon fans, but it is disappointing.
I read Eragon when it came out several years ago, and loved it. I read its sequel Eldest when it came out, and have enjoyed it as well. So needless to say when it was announced that Eragon was being made into a motion picture, I was excited. Further more as you can imagine I was one of those crazy people anxiously waiting for the film to hit theaters and saw it opening night. Now as I have read Eragon and Eldest several times (and am eagerly looking forward to reading the final installment) the movie was a let down. It was rushed in some places, acting was rather stiff (such a shame with amazing actors such as Dijmon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Rachel Weisz.), and the important sub plots that would allow the film to branch out into the Eldest movie were dropped completely (Ronan's love for Katrina and Sloan's disaproval). But alas through all the goofs I went to see the movie a second time with my younger sister, who had not read the book, and with her youthful excitement and ignorance to the novel's sub plot drops, and skewered plotline, I found myself enjoying the fantasy of Eragon and his cliche uttering dragon, Saphira. I went as far as seeing the movie a total of four times in theaters, each time with a different friend or family member, and each time I found myself continually enjoying the new story line, and actually had to reread the book, so I ould COMPLETELY seperate the movie from the book. The movie, I must admit, is very addicting even though it suffers from cardboard acting, an odd script, a rushed plot, and plot drops, that I owuld go as far as comparing it to the two Harry Potter movies that started it all, Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. Because of you remember they were poorly acted, had weird script lines, seemed at times rushed, and there were severe changes and plot drops, and yet people loved them! Harry Potter movies 1 & 2 are my least favorite, compared to the following two movies, but are rather additcing as I find myself wanting to watch them over and over again when ever I can. Eragon is the same way. Give this movie a chance and you'll find that it will be somewhat worth the time. If you feel the urge to only rent the movie, do so, but for the ignorant movie watchers, enjoy the movie, read the book, then watch the movie again.
Although there are better fantasy adventure movies than Eragon, such as the Harry Potter series or Princess Of Theives: Daughter of Robin Hood, Eragon was still a very good movie. Even though the dragon was drawn, it was cool how it breathed fire and crystals. Although, the movie was pretty predictable, you could understand why they wrote it that way.
I loved the entire movie, but the very beginning was confusing. It was confusing because I didn't understand what the fire scene and the abduction of some woman had to do with Eragon and his dragon. When the stone hatched and Eragon had those dreams, I began to understand the beginning better.
The book was so good and the movie was so rushed! I didn't even think that the characters followed the same personalities as in the book. And things were different and weird, like with Arya! What's up with that?? Some parts were the same but overall I was really disappointed. I guess if I hadn't read the book then maybe my opinion would be different, but to anyone who read the book and is a die hard fan, I'm not sure they should see it. I was yelling at the TV before Roran even left!
I liked the movie, but it did skip a lot of things that they shouldn't have. The acting was fine, and I loved the special effects. Over all I liked the movie.