Eragon (on anytime) - Much better than anticipated

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  1. KeanosMagicHat

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    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.
     
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    It was very derivative but then again so was Star Wars but the CGI was fantastic and while no one would win prizes for their acting the people that did Sophira deserve a gong or two.
    If you go into the movie expecting a light weight fantasy tale of magic and heroes then you won't go far wrong but from what I have read the usual butchering of the source material is very evident but then when isn't it:)
     
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    Yeah that seemed to be the main criticism but do kids really worry about that?

    To me it was just good lightweight fun. I think people should check it out anyway. They can always switch it off if they are not enjoying it after all.

    PS - If the critics applied the same severity for each new "rom-com" they'd never be made as they are all essentially the same story.
     
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    never had any interest in this film, i dont really like "kids" films

    but i must admit it was pretty good and looked great

    nice recomendation
     
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    Thanks for the tip. If you buy in to the whole swords and sorcery genre (and I certainly fall into that caregory in spades!) then this film is a must; it ticks all of the boxes.

    Kids' film? Far fom it. It's certainly suitable for kids but if you allow yourself the freedom to suspend disbelief and allow yourself to really just enjoy it you'll see that there's far more to it than just a kids' film.
     
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    Gotta disagree - I caught this on Anytime and it has catapulted itself into my list of worst films ever.

    Dull plot, boring script, bad acting, derivative characters and story - wish I could have the two hours of my life back to do something more interesting - like some housework.
     
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    i never listen to critic, i watched this today with the wife and we loved it, yes it had big plot holes etc but it was pure fun to watch.

    and looked brilliant in hd
     
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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one and that a few more have enjoyed it.

    :smashin:
     
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    Same here.

    Truely awful.

    On a par with BBC children's TV programme, with some extra effects.

    Sorry, I take that back. Too disrespectful to BBC children's TV...:rolleyes:

    My wife had more sense. She walked out not far into the film saying she didn't need to see any more to know it was a load of rubbish.
     
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    err, what exactly? :confused:
     
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    Seems it's a film that polarises opinion then.

    You either accept it for what it is and enjoy it or you detest it with a passion ..... :)
     
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    I did accept it for what it is. But I didn't enjoy it... ;)
     
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    having recently read the book I was looking forward to it, normally I don't mind (expect them really) changes from the book to the film but in this case it was awful (IMHO) they removed all dept/complexity leaving loosely connected action sequences.
     
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    From a scenery and photography point of view in HD, must say I enjoyed it.
     
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    The film was ok, I've seen a lot worse !! But what surprised me was actually at the end when I flicked over to ITV. Now, I've had HD for a over a year now and I have found I' am a little spoilt and get used to the great picture (I rarely watch the normal movie channels now!) and I've witnessed the HD football as well and seen the poor picture on ITV, but last night when I went from HD Eragon to SD Sixth Sense on ITV1 it really was like switching over to blurovision, it was almost like watching a pirate DVD !!!!
     

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