From the trailer, this film had a lot of great anticipation. It looked absolutely amazing and also looked to be the first in a new great fantasy film franchise, following Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. What we get though is a bloated and terrible film, which resembles more of an old 1980s fantasy film. The film has a typical plot, a young boy realizes that he is a warrior who can help defeat an evil king. The film has many well known great actors in it, such as Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Robert Carlyle. Malkovich seems to ham it up in many of the scenes that he is in. The only great part of the film is the special effects, particularly of the dragon. This film is a good example of a film adaptation that doesn't gel and where a studio perfectly abolishes the novel, by making a terrible adaptation of an interesting novel.