~The ERAGON Movie Discussion Thread~ May your swords stay sharp!

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by LilyHobbitJedi, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    The film is still coming out 12/15. The trailer may only be a theatrical the way they're going. No way they can get a teaser and theatrical out by Thanksgiving at the latest.
  2. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Looks like it is Sept.

    Eragon trailer (right click save as)

    Nothing even remotely SW-y at all about it.

    [image=http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5822/eragonvw5.jpg]

    Yes, nothing at all.
  3. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Damn, I want my own dragon.

    I saw the trailer, very good looking movie. I must admit, I'm interested. Kinda reminds me of Dragonheart where a man befriends a dragon.
  4. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    just saw the trailer. like ObiWan506 said it reminds me of Dragonheart. looks like a great cast with Irons and Malkovich
  5. ROTS_Obi1 Jedi Master

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    [face_laugh]
  6. severian28 Force Ghost

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    But theres nothing really controversial about it. Paolini doesnt even try to pretend that Eragon ISNT a variation on ANH. Its more like a loving homage to SW then a blatant rip-off. Theres no pretense to originality in the book and suspect the movie will be no different. I mean it doesnt change the fact that the book is by any standard very well written, so it should go without saying that movie will possibly be very well made. I mean who am I kidding? I love fantasy. If the movie was called " A SW Rip-Off Set In A Medieval Alternate Universe " Id still go see it. And so would you, John and Jane Fantasy Fan. No point in complaining until we've seen the film. Imitation IS the sincerest form of accolade.
  7. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Who is complaining, looks good to me.
  8. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    It looks second rate to every other recent series, Narnia, HP, LOTR, SW. I had high hopes. It has got to win me over quite a bit now.
  9. severian28 Force Ghost

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    Well, the book is an absolutely stellar copycat of ANH. Hopefully the film will be also.
  10. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    As much as Eragon does take ideas from SW,HP, and LOTR I think it is still a well crafted story with lots of made up mythology and languages. I'm so psyched to see the movie, Saphira looks great!
  11. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Is Saphira the elf girl?

    I'm just starting the book so I'm not familar with all of the characters yet.
  12. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Nope, Saphira is the dragon. Arya is the elf. The book is great and so is the sequel.
  13. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Yes Saphira is the dragon. Stems from Sapphire since she's blue.
  14. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    so would the book be worth reading before or after the movie?
  15. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Which was also the color of the egg. Made sense after Lily said it. Maybe if I was more then 20 pages through the book I would of caught that :p
  16. severian28 Force Ghost

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    I always say before but either way its a great book and a quick read to boot.
  17. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    The book plus the trailer should hype you up enough. I'm into Eldest right now and am enjoying what happens after Book I
  18. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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  19. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    I sort of liked Eragon when I first read it. I thought it was an interesting read. I didn't like Eldest, however. But, I'm not going to get into that yet. :p

    The movie certainly looks interesting. Even though I'm not very fond of the books, I think I'll go see it anyways.

    Do you know where they filmed it?
  20. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Budapest, at least in part.
  21. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Finished Eragon the other day. I thought it was quite a good read (still don't see much of the ANH paralles but either way) and I'm really looking forward to the movie now.

    I'm 'bout halfway through Eldest now though I have to agree with Idrelle in that I'm not enjoying it near as much (though I am reading it quicker). Seems like that would be a much harder book to translate to film. Maybe it will end up being like the Lemony Snicket series and they won't have to worry about adapting the other books :p
  22. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Shur'tugal.com has the International trailer up in English now.

    Lots of new footage. If not a bit to small.
  23. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    Just reading the book right now. The wife read it a while ago and loved it. So far, I think its really awsome. Trailer looks slick.

    dkt
  24. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    To be honest, I actually enjoyed Eldest. I thought it dragged on a little bit in the middle, and was a tad bit predictable; though I think it did end very strong. I'm very eager to read book 3, not to mention seeing the movie. :D
  25. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Well there's a Yoda, Jedi Training and a similar finale.
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