12 January 2012

Film Review: Eragon

(May contain spoilers)

Director: Stefen Fangmeier
Writers: Peter Buchman (Screenplay), Christopher Paolini (Novel)
Stars/Characters: Ed Speleers/Eragon, Jeremy Irons/Brom, Sienna Guillory/Arya, Robert Carlyle/Durza, John Malkovich/Galbatorix, Christopher Egan/Roran, Rachel Weisz/Saphira
Cinema Release Date: 15th December 2006
Recently Watched (DVD): 12th January 2012
Rating Given: **

I have read the book in which this film is based upon Eragon and that particular book in the series was my favourite as it was a great set-up story and there was always something going on. So when the film came out I just had to watch it.

This film did get a lot of stick for being rubbish which even though I gave it just 2 stars I don't actually agree that it was a rubbish film. I think if you never read the book a lot of people would actually like this film as the book just outshines the film which was the reason behind my 2 star rating.

There was a lot of action in the film but I actually think that there should have been more action as the fight scenes was a little too rushed when in the book they went on for pages even chapters at times.

There was a few characters missing which I wasn't pleased about as some that was missing like Solembum as he was one of my favourite characters and he is also quite important to the story. There was also a load of other characters that was also important but missing.

Some of the key points of the book was also missing from the film which I thought was a shame as again they was important. It's like they wasn't thinking about anything but to get the film out which if they had taken their time and maybe made the film longer this could have been an amazing film.

1 comment:

  1. Hiya, great review! I love Eragon and have read it several times.

    Jessica from Booked Up!
    xxx :)