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Eragon trailer *A better dragonheart*

Discussion in 'Movies' started by todd stone, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. todd stone

    todd stone Well-Known Member

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    From the previews, I think it would be lucky to be half of what Dragonheart was.

    Seriously, this looks horrible.
     
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    I saw this a few weeks back and my first reaction was LOTR ripoff.
     
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    That's been almost everyone's reaction that is familiar with the book. I'm surprised Christopher Tolkien hasn't sued.
     
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    How hard is it not to have such a genre film strongly resemble LOTR? I'll be fine with the dragon as long as he doesn't talk. [​IMG]
     
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    From the 2006 Box Office thread:


    With the exception of Harry Potter, I ve been unable to get into any fantasy series because they seem to ripoff LOTR atone point or another. Even the much praise Wheel of Time series. Ugh.

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  7. RobertR

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    Wow, I had no idea it was such a close ripoff, Holadem. [​IMG]
     
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    Holadem,

    I would recommend reading George RR Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

    The first book is A Game of Thrones. It is nothing like LOTR.
     
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    I second the recommendation for the Song Of Fire and Ice series. Totally brutal series that pulls no punches with the characters and mostly forgoes the goblin and magic fantasy from LOTR.

    My only complaint about the series is having to wait for the next book.

    Back to the original topic: Sure the movie looks like another fantasy ripoff but I think the dragon looks pretty cool. I'll probably rent it for that alone. I've never read the source material but I can't quite understand why they would so blatantly rip-off names from LOTR.
     
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    The kid who wrote Eragon was, what?, 15 or something? I ripped off LotR when I was that age too. I just never got it published. My bad...
     
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    I miss the days when writers finished their stories in one book...
     
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    I trust we all remember what happened last time Jeremy Irons was in a dragon movie...

    *shudder*
     
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    The sequel was better. Of course, how could it not be?
     
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    hmmm...usually these ripoffs only go straight to video. In fact there's a very clear LOTR ripoff on the video shelves now that imitates the box art very precisely. I can't remember the name of it, but it pitches itself on that cover as a serious movie in the vein of LOTR. This one appears to be doing the same, except it's a motion picture trilogy.
     
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    I have no interest in Eragon, book or film.

    However, with Peter Jackson buying the rights to the Termeraire books I may actually be looking forward to dragon movies.
     
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    Dragonheart SUCKED
     
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    Right and like I said, Eragon would be lucky to be half as good as Dragonheart was![​IMG]
     
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    You could have gotten it published if your parents owned a publishing company like the parents of Eragon's author did.
     
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    Dragonheart sucked? It's been quite a while since I've seen it, but as memory serves, I thought it was pretty good. Perhaps I need to revisit it. [​IMG]

    Now Dragonheart 2, yeah that I could agree with.
     
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    I actually liked Dragonheart too, could have been better, but it hardly sucked. Best dragon film so far still is Dragonslayer.
     

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