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Eragon is nicely entertaining

on 4/23/2007

I watched it with the kids and found it very pleasant, quick moving and entertaining. They, of course, loved it. The special effects and the story kept them at the screen for the entire movie without fighting! thumbs up---

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Before your grandfathers' fathers were born, and even before their fathers, the Dragon Riders were formed. To protect and guard was their mission, and for thousands of years they succeeded. Their prowess in battle was unmatched, for each had the strength of ten men. They were immortal unless blade or poison took them. For good only were their powers used, and under their tutelage tall cities and towers were built out of the living stone. Wealth flowed into the cities of Alagaesia, and men prospered.

Though no enemy could destroy them, they could not guard against themselves. And it came to pass at the height of their power that a boy, Galbatorix, was born. At ten he was tested and it was found that a great power resided in him. The Riders accepted him as their own, and he exceeded all others in skill. Gifted with a sharp mind and strong body, he quickly rose among the Riders' ranks.

The Riders grew arrogant in their power and ignored caution. During a reckless trip Galbatorix and two friends were ambushed, his friends killed, and his dragon slayed. For months he wandered, becoming more and more mad, until he was found unconscious by a kind farmer, and returned to the Riders' council.

When the Riders refused to grant him another dragon, Galbatorix grew mad with rage. Vowing revenge on the Riders, he began to hone his use of dark secrets, learned from a Shade. Then, in the dark of the night he stole a dragon hatchling, and convinced Morzan, a weak-minded Rider, to join him in his practice of dark secrets and forbidden magic. Together they gained strength, and waged a war of revenge against the Riders. Twelve more of the Riders, desiring power and revenge, joined Galbatorix, and they became the Thirteen Forsworn.

In the last bloody battle, Galbatorix gained dominance over all, and anointed himself king over all Alagaesia. And from that day on, he has ruled.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it's the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 204112166
UPC 024543427070
UPC 14 00024543427070
Format DVD
Release Date 12/13/2011
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Guillory,Sienna
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Chris Lebenzon - Editor
Christopher Paolini - Based On Novel By
Djimon Hounsou - Actor
Edward Speleers - Actor
Garrett Hedlund - Actor
Hugh Johnson - Cinematographer
Jeremy Irons - Actor
John Malkovich - Actor
Michael Diner, et. al. - Art Director
Patrick Doyle - Original Music By
Peter Buchman - Screenplay
Rachel Weisz - Voice Of
Robert Carlyle - Actor
Roger Barton - Editor
Sienna Guillory - Actor
Stefen Fangmeier - Director
Wyck Godfrey, et. al. - Producer
Review Novelist Christopher Paolini was only 15 when he began writing the novel Eragon, and this sword-and-sorcery adventure, complete with dragons and damsels in distress - the first of a trilogy - plays like a teenage fantasy of Tolkien and the like. That may be fine on the printed page, where the reader's imagination takes over, imposing a world atop Paolini's. As a movie, though, 20th Century Fox's new great hope for a Lord of the Rings-type franchise lacks that certain something to make this effects-driven action fantasy truly special - namely an original idea in its simple-minded premise. It is often entertaining, though not necessarily in a way that either the screenwriters or director Stefan Fangmeier intended, studded through as it is with unintentional laughs.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Guillory,Sienna
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle ...[Fangmeier] shows great restraint with the visual wizardry, to the benefit of his characters.
Steve Biodrowski, Hollywood Gothique ...a pleasant enough ride, especially for younger viewers.

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