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RWeasleysgirl March 30th, 2007 9:04 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
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Originally Posted by iwantafirebolt7 (Post 4423199)
I disagree with this statement, because Brom always seemed so strange, knowing so much about the riders and all, that I just assumed from the beginning that he was a rider. That was why it was not a surprise to me when we found out about him. I just thought to myself, "could it have been anymore obvious?" But that is just me. I think i am a little too observant for my own good.

Yes, it was apparent to a lot of people, but the fact remains that some people did not notice.

Venom3384 March 30th, 2007 10:27 pm

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Yeah, it all depends on how you interpret certain events. You may believe that he learned all that stuff from all the stories he was told/learned through various means...but it's whatever.

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 3:25 am

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Yeah, I was surprised when I first read his confession, just as I totally spaced on the idea that Morzan's dragon must have been red. I just never considered it. It was right there, but I didn't put it together.

Venom--the problem we have is that most of the concentrated knowledge in the world of Alagaesia rests with the elves and the elves themselves are both practitioners of magic and scientific investigators (so they know scientific principles). As such, they have pretty much excluded faith from their belief system. If they are right, there IS no afterlife--there IS no closure for Brom or Selena. I think this might be their great blunder, but remember in most matters, the elves are remarkably keen and almost always accurate in their deductions and theories (the Surdan king demonstrated this with his silly but entertaining hobbies). I think the fact that there IS a Vault of Souls would suggest that there is an afterlife and that, therefore, there must be more in heaven and earth than is dreamt of in the elven philosophy, but that is unconfirmed.

RWeasleysgirl March 31st, 2007 3:30 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Just because everybody’s mind works differently

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 3:34 am

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That's true. Did anyone else think that the cult of the Helgrind towers was a swipe at the concept of the Christian Trinity, or perhaps the self-mutilation of early mystics?

RWeasleysgirl March 31st, 2007 3:49 am

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I didn’t actually think about it.

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 3:54 am

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Well, the measure of their faith is the amount of flesh they sacrifice to their gods and there's a huge debate about whether the third outcropping should be worshipped as the first two are. It sounded like a commentary on decision making in early Church councils. Has CP ever spoken about that connection?

RWeasleysgirl March 31st, 2007 3:57 am

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Not that I know of.

AL_Patterson March 31st, 2007 3:58 am

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How close is this series to Lord of The Rings?

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 4:03 am

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There's quite an influence, but the depth and texture are more manageable which means that the pace is brisk and exciting as opposed to the majestic crawl of a glacier-flow.

ponytail March 31st, 2007 4:14 am

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Its similar and different in lots of ways. The characters and dragons( that is more of The Hobbit) with people talking to the dragons but not friendly dragons. There is also the basic ring vs. born right/connection between dragon as a main focus.


there are just so many similarities and differences that its hard to list.

i should re read those books .. forget the movie

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 4:19 am

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
Yeah, do everything in your power to forget that that film was ever made.:sigh: What a waste of assembled talent.:upset:

scd March 31st, 2007 5:41 am

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Originally Posted by jordmundt6 (Post 4424420)
Yeah, do everything in your power to forget that that film was ever made.:sigh: What a waste of assembled talent.:upset:

I didn't like the movie much either, they could of done so much better.

RWeasleysgirl March 31st, 2007 2:50 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I have never read LotR, but the movies did not hold my interest very long. So I can’t really answer that.

dreyesbo March 31st, 2007 2:58 pm

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In movies, LotR 1 and 2 were boring to me... but LotR 3 is the best movie ever made!

Although I didn't like the movie that much either, I liked it as an individual thing. As an adaptation, sucks, as a movie and winter flick, is entertaining. The best thing in the moVie was Jeremy Irons (again my Brom obsession xd).

P.S. look at my Signature xD

RWeasleysgirl March 31st, 2007 3:00 pm

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Lol, I thought a lot of the acting was terrible. Mainly in the scenes with Durza and Galbatorix, everyone else was ok. Sienna Guillory wasn’t that great either in my opinion, but this film is far too depressing to talk about.

AL_Patterson March 31st, 2007 4:18 pm

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I was thinking about getting it on DVD but the price is steep for a movie that people say wasn't that great($20)

So I will just rent it tomorrow.

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 5:04 pm

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Be sure to tell us your reaction. It's strange, the actors who haven't established themselves didn't do their own reputations any favors and Malkovich sort of phoned it in. I thought Irons' performance was okay, even if he struck the wrong chord in several scenes.

dreyesbo March 31st, 2007 5:36 pm

Re: The Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) Thread v.2
 
I'll rent it today to see the bonus features, especially the deleted scenes: Blessing of Elva, the Twins' test, Katrina helping Eragon, etc...

jordmundt6 March 31st, 2007 6:05 pm

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Be sure to check out the storyboards for the prologue--they're supposed to be lifted precisely from the book, so we can all see that it went horribly wrong after it got mapped out in storyboard form. Yay!:rolleyes::sigh:


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