I hated the movie version of Eragon with a passion, and the only way Eldest will be any good will be if it: 1. completely disregards Eragon 2. Wins 20 Academy Awards 3. Cures at least 2 types of cancer Sorry, that made me laugh a little I don't know that they'll make another one, though; as you said, the first was bad (well, my friends told me it was; I was busy the night they saw it). Yeah, it's like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and every other major sff story. Most SFF authors follow basically the same plot (I'm too lazy to go find where I wrote it out in length, but the basic thing with the hero who saves the world and gets the girl, etc.). Good ones can vary from it, disguise it, or make it epic. CP did none of the above.