Rank 10 10
Tomatometer 14%Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich
Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier
Release Date: Dec 15, 2006
Written by a teenager (and it shows), Eragon presents nothing new to the "hero?s journey" story archetype. In movie terms, this movie looks and sounds like Lord of the Rings and plays out like a bad Star Wars rip-off. The movie spins the tale of a peasant boy who is suddenly entrusted with a dragon and must, with the help of a mentor, train, grow strong, and defeat an evil emperor. The way the critics picture it, the makers of Eragon should soon be expecting an annoyed phone call from George Lucas.
Based on the first novel in Christopher Paolini's popular INHERITANCE trilogy, ERAGON is a fantastical adventure in a vein similar to that of the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA...
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