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~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

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Looks like it is Sept.

    [link=http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/moviefone/movies/2006/eragon_022358/eragon_trlr_01_324joidfj3_dl.mov]Eragon trailer[/link] (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

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

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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

    ROTS_Obi1 Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh]
     
  6. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

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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

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Is Eldest just ESB?
     
  19. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Budapest, at least in part.
     
  21. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Shur'tugal.com has the [link=http://shurtugal.com/content/mandm/media/2006/september/24/eragon_intl_trailer.php]International trailer[/link] up in English now.

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

    Darth-Kevin-Thomas Jedi Master star 5

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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

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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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

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