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#1 of 29 todd stone

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Posted October 26 2006 - 11:38 AM

Check out the HD trailer

http://www.apple.com...ers/fox/eragon/
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#2 of 29 Tino

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Posted October 26 2006 - 12:35 PM

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

Seriously, this looks horrible.
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#3 of 29 Joel...Lane

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Posted October 26 2006 - 03:11 PM

I saw this a few weeks back and my first reaction was LOTR ripoff.

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Posted October 26 2006 - 04:01 PM

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I saw this a few weeks back and my first reaction was LOTR ripoff.
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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#5 of 29 RobertR

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Posted October 27 2006 - 03:15 AM

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. Posted Image

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Posted October 27 2006 - 03:40 AM

From the 2006 Box Office thread:

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For further information, here's a list of various names from Eragon - and the names it liberally rips off:

Arya - Arwen, Arda
Ardwen - Arwen
Isenstar - Isengard
Mithrim - Mithrim or mithril
Eragon - Aragorn
Angrenost - Angrenost, the Sindarin name for Isengard
Morgothal - Morgoth
Elessari - Elessar
Furnost - Fornost
Hadarac Desert - Harad Desert
Melian - Melian
Vanir - Valinor
Eridor - Eriador
Imiladris - Imladris
Undin - Fundin/Udun

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 of 29 RobertR

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Posted October 27 2006 - 03:56 AM

Wow, I had no idea it was such a close ripoff, Holadem. Posted Image

#8 of 29 Joe D

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Posted October 27 2006 - 04:18 AM

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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Posted October 27 2006 - 05:38 AM

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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.

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.

#10 of 29 Quentin

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Posted October 27 2006 - 06:24 AM

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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Posted October 27 2006 - 08:32 AM

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

I miss the days when writers finished their stories in one book...

#12 of 29 KyleK

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Posted October 27 2006 - 10:58 AM

I trust we all remember what happened last time Jeremy Irons was in a dragon movie...

*shudder*

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Posted October 27 2006 - 01:43 PM

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I trust we all remember what happened last time Jeremy Irons was in a dragon movie...
The sequel was better. Of course, how could it not be?
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#14 of 29 Mark Kalzer

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Posted October 27 2006 - 02:44 PM

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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Posted October 28 2006 - 05:23 PM

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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Posted October 28 2006 - 05:58 PM

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

Seriously, this looks horrible.
Dragonheart SUCKED
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#17 of 29 Tino

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Posted October 28 2006 - 11:49 PM

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Dragonheart SUCKED

Right and like I said, Eragon would be lucky to be half as good as Dragonheart was!Posted Image
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#18 of 29 Sean Laughter

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Posted October 30 2006 - 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Quentin
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...

You could have gotten it published if your parents owned a publishing company like the parents of Eragon's author did.

#19 of 29 Jason Harbaugh

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Posted October 30 2006 - 06:01 AM

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. Posted Image

Now Dragonheart 2, yeah that I could agree with.

#20 of 29 Tino

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Posted October 30 2006 - 07:42 AM

I actually liked Dragonheart too, could have been better, but it hardly sucked. Best dragon film so far still is Dragonslayer.
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .


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