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In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

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The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,317,687 (UK) (15 December 2006)

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$75,030,163 (USA) (6 April 2007)
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Trivia

Many fans of the book were upset at Stefen Fangmeier's decisions to take out crucial characters and plot lines. See more »

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Eragon leaves his home without his bow, but later on in the story he suddenly has it again. See more »

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Brom: [narrating] There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the Riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young Rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, Riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by ...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Once in Every Liftime
Written by Patrick Doyle, Jem and Lester Mendez
Performed by Jem (as Jem)
Produced by Lester Mendez
Jem performs courtesy of ATO Ventures
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Loved the book... Loved the movie!!!!
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! I don't know how they did it. This movie was totally awesome. I do not understand why people did not like the movie. What is going on in their head. Like they could do better. I guess some people are never satisfied.

I started reading the book when I was about 12 or 13 (I'm 15 now) and just got so into it. I was wondering when they would make a movie on it and when I heard they were, I got so excited. I told my mom and my sister to read it too and they both loved it. I love to write too, but I'm not as good as Christopher Paolini. I like books with adventure. I've read all the Harry Potter books that have come out and rate them 10/10. I rate the book Eragon 10.5/10! I have also read Eldest and rate that one 11/10! The ending of that one was so awesome. For school we had to write a persuasive essay and my topic was that every person in the world should read Eragon sometime in their life. It is the best book I've ever read.

The movie was no different. My favorite movies include Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Chronicles of Narnia (new), Harry Potter, and now Eragon. The actors did a wonderful job. For being a first-time actor, Ed Speleers did such a great job on playing Eragon. He was just as I pictured in my mind. Actually he was better! Jeremy Irons was so great too. I loved his voice and could totally tell he was Scar in The Loin King. Sienna Guillory was awesome. She was just as I pictured her too. I'd have to say that my favorite character in the book was Murtagh and it was the same for the movie. He reminds me of an Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars. I hate to leave anyone out, I loved all the actors. They were SO great. What people say about the actors being terrible and "just in it for the money" is absurd. I would love to be in a movie like that just as an extra. I would love to see how it is all put together. They also did a wonderful job on creating Saphira and the voice of her was so perfect.

Sure the movie was different from the book, but seriously, what movie that was based on a book was exactly like it? Harry Potter wasn't exactly like the books, Chronicles of Narnia wasn't exactly like the book, even Lord of the Rings wasn't exactly like the books. If Eragon was the same as the book, it would probably be 5 to 6 hours long. Then people would complain that it was too long.

I don't care what people say. I loved the movie and the directors need to be complimented on, not criticized. They worked so hard, pulled it off and made a really, really, really, awesome movie. I congratulate them and I really hope they keep going and make the next two.


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