View Full Version : Eragon Trailer FINALLY RELEASED!!
09-18-2006, 07:13 PM
Check it for all you fantasy fans who have been waiting as long as I have for this! The trailer was just released at moviefone's main website.
09-18-2006, 07:40 PM
YES!! I have been waiting for this.
09-18-2006, 07:48 PM
its about time... ive been waiting on that for quite a while now
09-18-2006, 07:56 PM
Is the next book out as yet?
09-18-2006, 08:39 PM
Is the next book out as yet?
My guess is they're going to wait for the movie to come out before they release the next book. Movie=MAJOR publicity. That's what Terry Brooks is doing for the "Magic Kingdom For Sale SOLD!" movie. He will release the next book in the Landover series (If you have never read this and you like Eragon this book series ROCKS). Brooks said he will release it, I think, either the day of or within the same month as the movie. Back to Eragon however, I'm not at all sure when the next book is coming out but I hope it comes out soon because man that last book is gonna rock!
09-18-2006, 09:29 PM
I have read brooks, but dont rate him much. You maybe right in teh book release after thye movie.. makes alot of sense.
09-18-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm not saying that this series isn't good, but truthfully, very little of it is his own. It is basically just a mix of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.
There has been much criticism of Eragon, regarding everything from word usage to the marketing techniques (critics deride the labelling of the author as a "prodigy" or "wonderkind") to its derivative nature. The novel has been accused of relying heavily on genre clichés and themes popularized by earlier novels such as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Paolini employs stock characters, such as Elves, Dwarves, and an Orc-like race known as Urgals, complete with an elite sect known as the Kull, comparable to Saruman's Uruk-hai.
Also, if anyone has ever read the Belgariad, it is almost exactly the same story. Only the Belgariad was written in the 70's.
09-18-2006, 10:56 PM
I think in any major or popular fantasy genere books it is fairly obvious that there a number of common ingredients that authors tend to use and yes these include cliches and stereotypical stuff. There are very few original authors out there who break from formulaic stuff. George Martin, gene Wolfe, Steven Erikson spring to mind but these guys are at the top o the tree. Even in Robert Jordan's stuff who is considered one of the premiere authors today you can draw comparisons with star wars and LOTR.
Pavolini's work is not original in that sense but it has elements which are original and one of the most important things as author he does is endear one to his characters. Good character development can make an average story good and I think this is what has happened here with his work. Alos I think this is first major work. Not really defending him as such.
I read belgariad as a kid and I can assure you teh story is not the same or even similar. yes it is a story about a farmboy with a sword and a dragon but that is a very common theme I am sure you will agree and used by countless authors.
I didn't want to start a new thread for this so lending this one for a quick reaction, but has anyone seen the Russian Night Watch(Nochnoi Dozor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403358/)) and Night Watch 2(Dnevnoy dozor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409904/)).
Also fantasy and I really thought it was quite original. Refreshing for a change.
09-19-2006, 01:35 AM
ZOMG yes i have seen eragon trailer. Eragon is such an awesome book but the movie looks to be a let down, similar to harry potter 3 maybe. Rumour says book 3 is called Empire but its not official (maybe).
Yeah i agree paolini has used quite a few used ideas like elite urgals (kull).
meh its still awesome and much less comlicated than lord of the rings (book).
Hopefully the movie will be alright, although i am sure "empire" will be awesome.
09-19-2006, 03:05 AM
I can't believe it, the trailer finaly has been released, I've read the two books that are already out like five times and can't wait for the movie, I just hope they give a release date for the third book soon ;woop
09-19-2006, 04:33 PM
Sorry just felt like saying this on a side note. If any of you want really good fantasy fiction get The Landover Series by Terry Brooks (I previously mentioned this series but I thought I would reintegrate it since everyone is talking about great fiction at the moment). I picked up the series when I was ten and got through the second book "The Dark Unicorn" in less than a week (they aren't kiddy books either you can find them in the adult fiction section at your local library). Also Terry Brooks' Shannara series is probably one of the best bookc series ever to grace this earth since Lord Of The Rings.
12-13-2006, 12:10 PM
OMFG the movie comes out this Friday
I just watched the movie. Man it was dreadfull.
After that I read the books were written by a little boy.
But the movie was a waste of time.
Seems like practically everything was stolen from Lord of the Rings.
The main character is even Eragon(Aragorn).
Then there are Orks...a trilogy...a symbol of power...dwarves...elves...
Some stuff wasn't stolen from LotR though....but from Dragonheart and Neverending Story.
Combine that with some bad acting and cliché's and you've got a movie.
I want my hour and a half back.
03-01-2007, 10:38 PM
I say TV commercials months ago, and said to myself "He rides dragons, old, he's ~16, overused and a cheap attempt to 'connect' to the target audience, the dragon has a female voice, erm.. she fights like that?, there's an evil guy with a big army to be stopped by one guy riding a dragon, oh come on! Isn't there anything original or interesting in this movie?!" Then walked away and swore to never delve into the Eragon series.
03-01-2007, 10:41 PM
The movies sucked, yes, but they were in no way, shape or form a representation of the books. Yes, the books have some cliches, but at least they are GOOD! The movie turned off so many people from the books, but the book are actually a nice, fun read, and not at all like the movie.
But the books then also have dwarves/elves/power symbol and stuff that is clearly 'lend' from LotR?
I mean they couldn't have totally rewritten the movie?
A farm boy becoming the world's only hope?
That already reminds me of Disney's Tarrant and the Black Cauldron.
If you want originality, turn to 'Night Watch' and 'Day Watch'.
Though spoken in Russian, they get to compete with movies like LotR and the Matrix.
Looking forward to the concluding movie in that trilogy. A must for every self-respecting filmaddict.
Also called Dreznoy Dovor I believe. Watch that and you won't be dissapointed.
to Multimedia and then trailers.
there for the second part. should be online with subtitles also.
03-01-2007, 11:05 PM
I only like LORT... All these movies like this and Narnia and trying to hard to be the next Lotr... I mean I never read the books but my friends say there good... But for anyone who just sees the movie it will turn you off.... Very disappointing especially to my friends who actually "Read" the books.....
The Emperor :bang
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