Eragon

Eragon is a 2006 film based on the book series The Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini. The movie was touted as the beginning of this epic trilogy, but there was never a trilogy because the first movie kind of sucked. The movie is about a young guy who finds a dragon and then rides it into battle against the forces of evil. This should have made a pretty decent movie, but the plot is a mess. When it’s not being generic it’s confusing the hell out of the viewer.  Kasey watched the movie three times and was still unsure who the bad guys actually are.  Still, the movie is worth watching once for the sheer awesomeness of the dragon visuals.  The cgi holds up well, and the visual design of the evil dragon is badass.  Riding dragons is portrayed in a real jaw dropping way. It’s fun to watch the movie and simply insert yourself into Eragon’s place riding a totally awesome dragon who is your BFF FOR EVAH while you kill some evil dudes.

Because come on, you know you’ve day dreamed that before.

Links to Stuff we mentioned:
Nostalgia Chick – reviews of retro tv shows, movies, and toys. She’s kind of our hero.
An American Tail – there are no cats in America.
Inheritance Cycle – The books Eragon was very loosely based on.

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4 thoughts on “Eragon

  1. Stars Wars with dragons seems to sum up Eragon pretty well. I haven’t seen this movie or read any of the books, but my best friend really likes the first book. And even she only likes the movie for the dragon.
    I have absolutely no intention to ever see this, even the poster looks generic as all get out. And these are some of the cleanest and shiniest looking clothes for a middle ages inspired fantasy world. They look less like people from a world of dragons and magic and more like LARPers, who bought their outfits at a costume store.
    Poor Jeremy Irons though, he really needs a better agent, at least for fantasy stuff. The only good fantasy role he seems to have was as Vetinari in The Colour Of Magic. Maybe you guys could review that at some point or any of the other Discworld movies.

    • Wow, I don’t know if Eragon quite deserves that level of hate. The worse thing it does really is be mediocre. Jeremly Irons probably does need a better agent. His role in Eragon is no where near as bad as Dungeons and Dragons though… That’s one epically bad film. It’s one of those ‘so bad it’s funny’ films though so we might podcast that one sometime.

      I tried watching The Color of Magic before and I just could not get into it. I stopped watching after the first half hour. I’ve read all of the Rincewind books and I felt like the actor portraying him was really wrong for the part… He was just too old. Rincewind in Color of Magic like thirty something… And he played him just so one note… I liked Sean Astin in it though. I’m not sure I could sit through the whole thing to be honest.

  2. Wow, that reviewer is such a douche bag! Eragon isn’t that great, but I can guaranttee it’s better than that guy’s technomage dragon bullshit. lol Part of me really hopes that guy is just trolling and someone that douche bagey doesn’t exist. Alas, I woudln’t be that surprised if he did though.

    It’s funny, both commentators on this episode haven’t seen the movie. lol I really apprettiate the feedback though.

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