Having just watched Eragon, I'm really surprised this movie has been panned by both critics and viewers alike. I went into it with low expectations, thought the name was a bit silly for a start. I was very pleasantly surprised. The movie was pure fantasy escapism and thoroughly entertained me (for what it was) based on my expectations going in. Irons, Carlyle and Malkovich provided much needed acting mettle to counter the younger actors learning their trade but people should remember this is at heart a kids / teen movie. I'm pretty confident families with children over 10 would really enjoy it.