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Lord of the Rings fans take note, acclaimed fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin's epic tale of wizardry and prophecy comes to life as never before in director Robert Lieberman's imaginative screen adaptation of her popular Earthsea novels. Adapted for the Sci-Fi Channel, the two-part miniseries chronicles the journey of a reckless youth who seeks to master the ancient arts and become the most powerful sorcerer Earthsea has ever seen. As Ged (Shawn Ashmore) begins to discover the vast potential of his true powers, he must face great adversity if he is to truly fulfill his destiny and reunite his bitterly divided planet. Facing dragons, love, and eventually death itself, Ged's path to power is as wondrous and alluring as it is deadly. Also starring Isabella Rossellini, Danny Glover, and Kristin Kreuk (of TV's Smallville), this miniseries premiered in late 2004.


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Audience Reviews for Earthsea

  • May 06, 2009
    More or less a Young Adults film, or those into The same sort of Magic as that displayed in harry Potter with a little more action. I am told this is based on a book series and that the book series is much better then the film. The Evil One was some of the best special effects until the last scene. Its quite long almost 3 hrs, and I think it was made for Sci-Fi Channel thought I am not sure of this. Its a good rental, but not a DVD I would go out and buy unless found at a pawn shop for $3.00 or less. 3 Stars is best I can give this one.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2008
    Enchanting plot and re-watchable, definately. Interesting animation but unfortunately the dubbing and voice actors let it down considerably. I mean really, is that how they speak? But good none the less.
    Alexander W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2007
    (2004 Director Robert Lieberman) Simply superb fantasy!..I had to wait paitiently over one week befrore I got to watch this (because of finishing finals this semester)...Oh Wow! AWESOME.. Can I recmmend that you watch it with the Direcotrial comments on?) Did justice (in my opinion) to the Ursula K. LeGuin book Wizard of Earthsea triolgy it is based upon. Danny Glover was wonderful; young Shawn Ashmore (Merry-LOTR) is even more adorable with a scar on this face! Little Lana (Kristin Kreuk-Smallville) makes a lovely priestess..Dreamlike quality that I enjoyed. Personally? I thought Sebastian Roche was hot as the Evil King of the G's. And kudos to the lovely talented Isabella Rosselini!<div style="width:250px;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> MORE: The Director's input I listened to through the whole movie. It consisted of some movie-making tip..and also several apologies for having made this movie on a budget about 1/20th of that of Lord of the Rings! I thought this movie did NOT suffer from its adequate (though perhaps somewhat scanty budget). certainly NOT a B movie! I am not sure what movie I would compare it to?? Eragon though similiar on story line had a much clearer and simpler story line. Earthsea's director Robert Lieberman shared his loves with us the audience....for example, to be true to the author of the original story, he included several black actors & added that LeQuin would have liked to have seen more "Moors" in this book-to-screen movie. The flow felt natural to me; the story was not overdone yet kept us anticipating throughout...a kind of mystery actually but of course mainly fantasy during the times of kingdoms and dragons!<div style="width:340px;"><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div>
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2007
    Was a good concieved breath-taking fantasy epic from the novel.
    Alexander C Super Reviewer

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