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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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3,349 ( 51)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

As Darkness Falls, The Last Dragon Will Choose Its Rider. 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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The film borrows plot elements from "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope". See more »

Goofs

When Murtagh and Eragon are brought to Ajihad, Murtagh stays on Eragon's left for several camera angles and shots but when Eragon turns around to call in Saphira, Murtagh is on Eragon's right for the rest of the scene. 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
(2006)
Written by Patrick Doyle, Jem (as Jem Griffiths) and Lester Mendez
Performed by Jem
Produced by Lester Mendez
Jem performs courtesy of ATO Ventures
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So very, very sad...
16 December 2006 | by anon1mat0See all my reviews

How to describe a movie based on a lovely book, that could have had a wonderful franchise, but was so hurriedly done, and so poorly directed as to become a horrible flop? First lets say that while the book has some flaws, this movie is really a disservice to it; a more or less complex plot is reduced to its bare elements making it a very predictable ordeal (as any other story would), the photography doesn't reach the standard set by LOTR or HP, becoming quite bland, the casting -while good on the stronger characters (Brom, Durza, Galbatorix)- is really lacking, particularly on critical characters like Murtagh and Arya, and the music -so critical to convey the emotions of the movie- is so corny and clumsily placed that rather than enhance takes away from the experience. So little works on this movie and so many details are ruined using the cheapest tricks, that any sequel would never make it to the big screen (more so when critical plot points were stripped from the movie).

Having read and enjoyed the books with my 11 year old son, we had high hopes and were both devastated with this ... thing promoted as a movie.

It is indeed a sad, sad adaptation, a proof that some movie execs in its eagerness to make a quick buck have indeed killed what could have been a geese of golden eggs.

Hopefully Mr. Fangmeier will go back to do special effects and never return as a movie director. At least I know that I will never see a movie made by him again.


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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

Gross USA:

$75,030,163

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$250,425,512
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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