09-09-2008 11:57 PM
The casting was not great either! Eragon in the movie was nice to look at but was really whiney. My Boyfriend who has never read the book went to see it with me and he was pretty disappointed. To this day he still reminds me that it was my awful idea to go see the movie.
**Wonder Woman: Believe me - I don't need a stick.
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09-10-2008 04:12 PM
I saw the movie before I read the books... it took 3 weeks of friends trying to convince me to read them before I even considered picking them up. I love my friends... without them i wouldn't have been introduced to one of the most amazing book series ever...
by the way... I'm in on the whole discussion thing... this will be my 5th time reading through the series in the pest 6 months... but I don't mind.
09-10-2008 04:18 PM
I understand where you're coming from here, I mean even Peter Jackson had to leave out some stuff that I wish he wouldn't have (that's why the extended edition of the LOTR movies are so amazing... but freakishly long). But in the Eragon movie, they completely left out the dwarves... they're not in the movie AT ALL... how can you leave out an entire race of people?
not to mention the movie was just bad... and REALLY hard to understand... especially if you had not read the books before you saw the movie.
09-10-2008 07:07 PM
I'd have to say my biggest disappointment was the complete deletion of entire plot threads. The movie was NOT representative of the book, that's for sure. There's a post over in Paranormal about the worst movies made from SF/F classics and Eragon is listed numerous times. (The link is below...)
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09-15-2008 12:51 PM
I agree, movie sucked. It was very inaccurate by any fantasy movie standards. Arya (an elf) did not have pointed ears. The dwarves, like Hrothgar, were not very short. maybe a few inches shorter than eragon. Saphira has feathered wings, although clearly in the book it talks about the membrane between her wing bones. Those few details are never skipped in any other movie and i don't know how the producers thought they could get away with that.
But it did have a few redeeming qualities. First of all, it helped visualize some characters. Durza, Galbatorix and Brom were just how i imagined them (except for the weird marks on Durza's face, but i liked that addition).
But one detail that skipped every else's vision was on the movie websites, posters, etc they write 'Based on the best-selling novel...." Which means they didnt have to stay with the original script, which they didnt.
But if you want some fun out of it, here's a video from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GddubaupB0Y
09-16-2008 01:05 PM
I know this is kind of off subject, but is anyone else going to the midnight release party at their local Barnes and Noble? Me and my friend have been making plans to go for like 2 months now, but no one else has even mentioned it... I mean no one... is this just because it's common knowledge or does no body else know about it?
if you don't know about it... some select Barnes and Noble locations are staying open late this friday so that people can buy Brisingr the minute it's released.... Literally... which basically rocks.
Just thought I'd throw that out there, just in case some unfortunate soul thought you had to wait until their local store opened on saturday to buy this little slice of heaven...
09-17-2008 07:49 PM
I think it's been established Eragon is a horrible movie. I was especially disappointed with the disappearance of Teirm and the so-called fortune teller instead of Angela (who is my favorite character!). I was especially outraged because I had only finished about 3/4 of Eragon when my friends dragged me to go see the movie, so when I finished it that night, I remember thinking, "woah, that was DEFINITELY not the same ending. or middle. or beginning (well... maybe a little). who would watch the movie when the book is so much better?"
I'm thinking about going to the midnight release party, but my mother must consent to pick me up when it's finished (why can't I drive without parental supervision yet?!) , so it's likely not to happen But suspense is always fun to live with for favorite series I'll get it Saturday. MORNING.
Who thinks Eldest is better than Eragon? I do, but only certain parts. Like, I found Roran's narrative to be among the best parts in the two books, and the battle at the end of Eldest had me more involved than the one in Eragon. But I like how Carvahall was introduced in Eragon better than all of Eldest's beginning.
09-21-2008 04:13 PM
Paolini was a teenager when he first wrote Erogon. Have you seen a change in his writing as he has grown older? Which of the three books would you consider his best?
09-22-2008 10:04 AM
Hey, Nadine... there's a whole hread devoted to talking about Brisingr...
just thought I'd let you know...
and I thought Brisingr was perfect in every aspect. That book was really devoted to character development, which i loved. As a reader, I now feel more connected to the characters and their personalities... I finally understand Arya! I loved that book.
Three cheers for Brisingr!
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