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Moriath March 24th, 2007 10:36 am

The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Welcome to the second installment of this thread!

first version

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Originally Posted by RWeasleysgirl (Post 4407791)
Lol, I suppose I didn’t hate it quite as much as you, but mainly I tend to have a higher opinion of things than many people think they deserve. In my friends’ words: “God, you’re too nice to everything!” I still hated it, but buying it is justifiable.

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Originally Posted by AL_Patterson (Post 4407823)
www.anti-shurtugal.com

That site brings up a few things that are pretty hard to debate.

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Originally Posted by SeverusLovesUs (Post 4407836)
That's cool. I am trying not to be negative about the movie. It was beautiful and the acting was great. It was only the storyline that seemed to need improvement. It varied widely from the book and I will concede that it did so unecessarily for some things (like the urgal horns and Arya's pointed ears). Other parts of the plot simply had to be changed to make it fit the cinematic screen. This happens with books to movies all the time. A lot of people complain about the Harry Potter movies leaving things out but they actually do pretty good on staying loyal to the books compared to other adapted movies. I think we take that for granted. If you look at the movie by itself, you see it as a story of a boy who is thrust into a wild destiny and has to come to terms with himself over it and grow into the role. And I think the movie did a good job developing it. It's us poor book fans who know all the rich detail that couldn't fit in. See the movie first and then read the book so you can just enjoy the movie and not have a running dialogue with yourself about how it was so different from the book. Books are always better. We all know that. So yes, I am giving the film some credit and yes I bought the special edition DVD. Anyone ever read Anne Rice's vampire chronicles? They combined two books and made the movie "Queen of the Damned". That movie was so horribly different from the book that I just could not stop ranting about it. A cool movie though, if you don't compare it to the amazing book!

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Originally Posted by Venom3384 (Post 4407842)
Come on Jordmundt, you don't think the movie was funny? Not even a little bit? I saw the movie with my girlfriend (we both had already read the book) and when the narrator started lying in the opening scene about how the prideful Riders killed each other in one great battle we were laughing so hard that the people in front of us had to tell us to shut up.

And basically it was just hilarious all the way through. The way Eragon lies about his age for no reason:
Brom: How old are you? 15? <- Eragon's age in the book.
Eragon: *whining* No! I'm 18!

And how the dwarves were just short people, there were no elves, that one random town, Galbatorix's antic, Durza's flying bat thing...it was just good times all around.

  



Please continue with the discussion! :)

fundo March 24th, 2007 11:04 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
even though i love eragon but y is i there on a harry potter site

gertiekeddle March 24th, 2007 12:01 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by fundo (Post 4408063)
even though i love eragon but y is i there on a harry potter site

:welcome: to the boards. The Leaky Cauldron was created for non-Harry Potter related talk. You'll find little descriptions of the content of a subforum when you look at the forum titles on the main page.


So, what do you like on Eragon the most? It's Eragon himself or do you like other characters more? :)

There will likely be spoilers in this thread, so please use the [*spoiler][*/spoiler] tags when posting anything from the latest novel (just without the stars).

Iqen March 24th, 2007 12:30 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I like Eragon but I just prefer the other characters. Murtagh was my favourite.

RWeasleysgirl March 24th, 2007 3:44 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I never cared much for Murtagh. Nasuada is my favorite. I just automatically liked her.

jordmundt6 March 24th, 2007 5:24 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I really enjoy Arya, but Eragon's growth has been interesting to watch. Also, Brom is excellent.

SeverusLovesUs March 24th, 2007 5:32 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by jordmundt6 (Post 4408482)
I really enjoy Arya, but Eragon's growth has been interesting to watch. Also, Brom is excellent.

Brom was excellent in both book and movie. And in Eldest, I like that elf character who picks fights with Eragon so much. Was his name Vladimir or am I thinking of something else? LOL I am planning on reading those books again for the third time but I just started another reread of the HP books so I will have them fresh in mind for when book 7 comes out. So it may be awhile before I read the Inheritance books again.

jordmundt6 March 24th, 2007 5:41 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
You're thinking of Vanir--he's good-looking, but he always struck me as a proud twit.

GodricHollow March 24th, 2007 5:43 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
He came across to me as a very similar word to "twit" which I shan't print here.

What do you think the page count'd be? We've had 500, 700, so logically we're looking at 900 - Doubt it though.

jordmundt6 March 24th, 2007 5:45 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
It should be MUCH bigger than that if he expects to wrap everything up, but of course I think that DH is at least 300 pages too short--so, I'm probably not a reliable source.

GodricHollow March 24th, 2007 5:49 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
:lol:

The problem is making it long enough to tell your story, while making it short enough so as to not nessecitate printing problems - Tolkien had that problem when he published Lord of the Rings, he initially meant it as one great big book, but his publishers persuaded him to split it into 3. Post war paper levels were very low, making publishing Lord of the Rings in the way that Tolkien meant it to be were impossible as a commercial success.

jordmundt6 March 24th, 2007 5:55 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Yes, but we're not in that sort of climate now--If they can publish viable publish translations of With Fire and Sword that are almost 1200 pages, they can certainly print large, well-done fantasy novels.:D:lol:

SeverusLovesUs March 24th, 2007 6:20 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by jordmundt6 (Post 4408511)
You're thinking of Vanir--he's good-looking, but he always struck me as a proud twit.

Ahh that's right, because the etymology of the word sounds like "vain" and that is exactly what he is. (So is Romilda Vane btw!) I like what his character provides for the story. He makes it interesting and has us really cheering on Eragon when he finally has it out with him.

Venom3384 March 24th, 2007 8:28 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I love Murt, personally I think he's far more interesting than Eragon, though I appreciate Eragon's depth and his cognizance of the pointlessness of war.

scd March 24th, 2007 9:59 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I really like Oromis and Gladiar, they were both really easy going most of the time. I think that for Saphira will learn a lot more from having Gladiar there.

HelterSkelter March 24th, 2007 10:05 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
[spoiler]

I really like Ajihad...I was really sad when he died in Eldest

jordmundt6 March 24th, 2007 10:09 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Ajihad was a noble and worthy leader, although I don't know if he could have moved and then supported the Varden financially, the way that his daughter did.

I find Murtagh intriguing but very disappointing--I enjoy Eragon a lot more.

Glaedr does teach Saphira quite a bit, doesn't he?:huh:

RWeasleysgirl March 25th, 2007 2:46 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I liked Ajihad, too, but I agree that my girl Nasuada has been more successful in moving the varden than Ajihad probably would have, and her idea to sell magically manufactured lace was quite brilliant. Her daddy would be proud :tu:


I agree about Eragon and Murtagh, too. I enjoy reading about Eragon much more than about Murtagh, although I love Murtagh as well.

jordmundt6 March 25th, 2007 4:49 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Murtagh has so much potential, but he's never been around anyone who inspired him to grow up.:sigh:

scd March 25th, 2007 5:51 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by jordmundt6 (Post 4408968)
Glaedr does teach Saphira quite a bit, doesn't he?:huh:

I think she benifits from having him around, I'm not sure she could of learned half the things that she did during Eldest from Brom or someone else.


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