The Eragon Cycle

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Unread postby Kong Wen » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:24 am

Lady Wu wrote:Can people please stop comparing everything to Tolkien already?!

Hey, it's fantasy! I find that everything that's fantasy is either ridiculously lauded as "better than JRRT!" or goes-without-sayingly "not as good as JRRT... :(". It's silly.
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Re: The Eragon Trilogy

Unread postby Foif » Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:33 am

Jedi wrote:I think the 1st two books were pretty good. I wasnt expeating Mortag to be a Rider or him to be Eragons brother. I also want expeacting Roran to become the warrior he did. I have a question to ask. Is the 3rd Book out yet?



I kinda expected they were brothers, but the fact that he would become a rider was suprising.

I thought the 2 books were pretty good overall.
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Unread postby Jebusrocks » Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:11 pm

The movie was one of the worst remakes of a novel ever IMO, the book was decent,,
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Unread postby Lord Chuff » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:41 am

I think the books were great but I hated the movie. The only thing they got right was Jeremy Irons as Brom. John Malkovich made a good Galbatorix, but seeing as he wasn't supposed to be in the movie.... :evil:
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Unread postby SunXia » Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:11 pm

Ma Chao, Spear of Justice wrote:I think the books were great but I hated the movie. The only thing they got right was Jeremy Irons as Brom. John Malkovich made a good Galbatorix, but seeing as he wasn't supposed to be in the movie.... :evil:
I'm still mixed about the movie, really!!
It was an exciting movie and it did give me a big rush, something the movie versions of Harry Potter have failed (miserably) to do!!
Jeremy Irons was great as Brom and Malkovich was amazing as Galbatorix!! I know he wasn't supposed to be tere since he wasn't in the novel but it gives the audience a sense of how powerful and dominating he is!!
But they changed too many things for my liking, like the Urgals, and Ra'zac!! Where were the Dwarves?? Durza looked good but what was with the big beast??
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Unread postby Lord Chuff » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:05 am

SunXia wrote:
Ma Chao, Spear of Justice wrote:I think the books were great but I hated the movie. The only thing they got right was Jeremy Irons as Brom. John Malkovich made a good Galbatorix, but seeing as he wasn't supposed to be in the movie.... :evil:
I'm still mixed about the movie, really!!
It was an exciting movie and it did give me a big rush, something the movie versions of Harry Potter have failed (miserably) to do!!
Jeremy Irons was great as Brom and Malkovich was amazing as Galbatorix!! I know he wasn't supposed to be tere since he wasn't in the novel but it gives the audience a sense of how powerful and dominating he is!!
But they changed too many things for my liking, like the Urgals, and Ra'zac!! Where were the Dwarves?? Durza looked good but what was with the big beast??


I feel the movie would have been great as a fantasy adventure on its own but it's supposed to be based off the book and far too much is either missing or different.

Where is Eragon's scar which is a crucial part of the second book?
And don't get me started about the fact that Arya, a spell caster of extreme power in the book, watches Eragon trying to heal Brom and does nothing except tell him he's not strong enough... :x
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Re: The Eragon Trilogy

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:39 pm

I'm gonna revive an ancient thread and say I finished Inheritance last night. Anyone else still reading it?
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Re: The Eragon Trilogy

Unread postby Striga » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:36 pm

I want it! What was the result, or do you not want to spoil it. (I'm probably not going to end up reading it till summer, and the urge to know the result is growing.
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Re: The Eragon Trilogy

Unread postby Shen Ai » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:41 pm

Not a huge fan of this trilogy. It's simplictic so not up to par with greater fantasy novels, like LotR, Harry Potter, and Discworld. It lacks the wit and suspense to sustain itself.

That and the movie failed.
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Re: The Eragon Trilogy

Unread postby Striga » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:00 am

I don't like Lord of the Rings of Harry Potter much. Paolini really trolled the producers of the movie in the first chapter by saying Arya was black haired. Yes, I've started reading it before summer, and it was entirely because you (Sun Fin) started this thread again causing me to go an find it.
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