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Eragon

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Eragon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
104 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/15/06
performer:
Edward Speleers, Robert Carlyle, Sienna Guillory, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich
director:
Stefen Fangmeier
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
7333, 72150, 67566
genre:
ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C

This sword-and-sorcery fantasy adapted from the Christopher Paolini novel finds the farm boy Eragon (Speleers) guarding the last living dragon (voiced by Weisz). They fly, they fight, they overthrow a despot (Malkovich). The aerial CGI scenes soar, but like dragons, Eragon is filled with hot air.
EXTRAS Everything but a doc on craft services: more than a dozen making-ofs. Director Stefen Fangmeier sheepishly comments on why a baby dragon must be cute and cuddly: ”I don’t want people to squeak and run.” C

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