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Eragon (2006)

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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 realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Director:

Stefen Fangmeier

Writers:

Peter Buchman (screenplay), Christopher Paolini (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Speleers ... Eragon
Jeremy Irons ... Brom
Sienna Guillory ... Arya
Robert Carlyle ... Durza
John Malkovich ... Galbatorix
Garrett Hedlund ... Murtagh
Alun Armstrong ... Uncle Garrow
Christopher Egan ... Roran (as Chris Egan)
Gary Lewis ... Hrothgar
Djimon Hounsou ... Ajihad
Rachel Weisz ... Saphira (voice)
Richard Rifkin Richard Rifkin ... Horst
Steve Speirs ... Sloan
Joss Stone ... Angela
Michael Mehlmann ... Villager #1 (as Michael A. Mehlmann)
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Storyline

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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The rider has been chosen and the adventure has begun. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Tatabánya, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,239,907, 17 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,030,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,400,164
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (DVD)| Color (Metrocolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emily Blunt was turned down for the part of Arya. However, it was during the casting process of this film that she caught the eye of a casting director from Fox, which led to her part in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Eragon is about to fight Durza in the prison in Gil'ead he throws down his sword, then in the next shot it is in his hand 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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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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A review for those who read the book, and like it.
14 December 2006 | by lemonfreaxSee all my reviews

I finished reading Eragon the book on Tuesday, 2 days before the movie premiere in my country on 14 December. Excited I was to watch the movie, but just 15 minutes into the movie and I was sorely disappointed.

Here's what was wrong with the movie: 1. Horrible Story Pacing 2. A LOT of stuff was cut out from the book. Important characters having less than 10 minutes of screen time. Example:Murtaugh 3. Certain laughable dialog. 4. A 497 page book cut down to become a 1 and a half hour movie. 5. Complete Lack of character development. 6. The Story moves at too fast a pace which leads back to Point 2 and 5. 7. The Dwarfs are gone. 8. Lot's of important locations and events gone. 9. The Urgals do not look like what they are described in the book. They look more like big sized men with tattoos.

Take note that I am not bashing the storyline or the book. I read the book and like it as a fun and enjoyable fantasy adventure. It's just that my expectations for the movie was too great, expecting it to be like Harry Potter or LOTR and I ended up disappointed.

Perhaps I would have enjoy it better without reading the book.


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