• Eragon (2006)

Eragon

Release Date: December 15th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2007

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Eragon (Ed Speleers), a poor farm boy, lives in Alagaesia, a kingdom ruled by Galbatorix (John Malkovich), a powerful but evil monarch. One day, Eragon discovers a beautiful stone that he soon realizes is a dragon's egg. When the creature hatches, Eragon sets forth on a path that could restore the glory of his homeland's legendary Dragon Riders and perhaps overthrow Galbatorix.

Cast: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Garrett Hedlund, Rachel Weisz, Joss Stone

Director: Stefen Fangmeier

Genres: Fantasy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rivalry, Lighthearted, Charming, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is little complexity in the social, cultural or political shape of this world. So this film, directed by visual effects master Stefen Fangmeier and written by Peter Buchman in a straightforward manner, cannot escape the rote nature of such a fantasy. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The star of this fantasy adventure for young audiences is a charmer from the moment she is hatched (from a huge blue egg that starts to rock like a Mexican jumping bean). Her name is Saphira, she speaks with the voice of Rachel Weisz, and it doesn't matter that she's too young to breathe fire -- at first -- or that she waddles a bit on the ground, because she lives and breathes the joy of flight, which is exactly what was missing from most of Harry Potter's solos on a broom.

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I wish Eragon's cinematography were crisper, the music less Wagnerian, and the acting more consistent. But this movie isn't for me. It's for my 10-year-old, for whom the subtleties of narrative, photography and acting mean nothing. show more

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