Remake the Eragon Movie

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Re: Remake the Eragon Movie

Post by Musae » 10 Jan 2018, 12:35

Yes please, and if made over, stick to the storyline in the novel!

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Post by SPasciuti » 10 Jan 2018, 15:52

Yes! They butchered the book so much when they made that movie, cutting out so many essential things. I cannot even begin to describe how utterly annoying Seraphina's random growth spurt was. I think it was all done in the effort of "time conservation" but dammit, it was just awful. They could have done so much better.

I still pretend the movie doesn't exist. Someone who knew what they were doing could have done a much better job.

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Post by uyky » 11 Jan 2018, 06:31

It is one of the movies I never finished. Those books were some of my favourites growing up and managed to take me to a completely another world in a blink. Movie would have shattered that memory for me if I watched it longer than half an hour. That half an hour was disappointing enough. So I didn't. Now I must honestly say that I don't remember much of a movie, but also that I'm not ready to give it another try, because if any book was good for me, the movie based on it never reached it :( Maybe I just need more time and someone can prove me wrong about that.

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Post by SPasciuti » 11 Jan 2018, 15:59

uyky wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 06:31
It is one of the movies I never finished. Those books were some of my favourites growing up and managed to take me to a completely another world in a blink. Movie would have shattered that memory for me if I watched it longer than half an hour. That half an hour was disappointing enough. So I didn't. Now I must honestly say that I don't remember much of a movie, but also that I'm not ready to give it another try, because if any book was good for me, the movie based on it never reached it :( Maybe I just need more time and someone can prove me wrong about that.
Time wont fix it, believe me. I reckon you're much better off for not having finished that movie. I think the first 30 minutes is a good indicator for the rest of the film since it never once got better from where it started, just worse. I wish I could prove you wrong, because it breaks my heart that the movie was so terrible since Eragon was a really important book in my childhood. But yeah...it just didn't make the cut. I feel like if someone remade it and actually focused on the really important elements then perhaps a movie would be worth rewatching, but trust me...you really don't want to waste your time on the one they did make.

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Post by uyky » 12 Jan 2018, 07:25

Maybe someday they'll remake it and than we can give it another shot.

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Post by E G Suth » 12 Jan 2018, 07:48

Totally agree with everyone here. I loved this series growing up and it was so sad seeing how much of a disappointment the film was. I really hope they remake it at some point in the future as it has so much potential. In fact thinking about it now, wouldn't a short TV series provide it more justice and allow the writers to stick truer to the books?

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Post by uyky » 12 Jan 2018, 11:29

E G Suth wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 07:48
Totally agree with everyone here. I loved this series growing up and it was so sad seeing how much of a disappointment the film was. I really hope they remake it at some point in the future as it has so much potential. In fact thinking about it now, wouldn't a short TV series provide it more justice and allow the writers to stick truer to the books?
YES. TV series could be so much better, since movies always have problems with time management. I know the season 1 of Game of thrones was quite well put together and followed its book (I only saw first season and read the first book). I also loved Atwood's The Handmaid's tale as series. So, basically, what I'm trying to say here is that I would definitely watch that.

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Post by E G Suth » 12 Jan 2018, 13:34

uyky wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 11:29
E G Suth wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 07:48
Totally agree with everyone here. I loved this series growing up and it was so sad seeing how much of a disappointment the film was. I really hope they remake it at some point in the future as it has so much potential. In fact thinking about it now, wouldn't a short TV series provide it more justice and allow the writers to stick truer to the books?
YES. TV series could be so much better, since movies always have problems with time management. I know the season 1 of Game of thrones was quite well put together and followed its book (I only saw first season and read the first book). I also loved Atwood's The Handmaid's tale as series. So, basically, what I'm trying to say here is that I would definitely watch that.
Totally agree with you about Game of Thrones there. A good book was turned into an amazing season by following reasonably close to the book. There's always hope it will happen with Eragon!

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Post by Kathryn Price » 18 Jan 2018, 16:30

Eragon is one of my favorite series. I learned about it from a friend who was raving about it. I have not seen the movie, but have gotten frequent complaints from this friend about how terrible the movie is. I still want to see it, to compare for myself, but even the trailer looks terrible. I do think Jeremy Irons is the perfect choice for Brom, though I always pictured Brom a little fatter, with a white beard. : )
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Post by AJMcD » 18 Jan 2018, 21:03

I remember how excited I was about that series once, it had so much potential to be a great film and they ruined it with silly decisions. I doubt we'll ever get a film remake, but someone like HBO or Netflix could pick it up if they thought their was still a market.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 22 Mar 2018, 02:50

I want to read the books so bad, I almost bought the first one but completely spaced and forgot how to read for a second and left without buying it.

I enjoy the movie and have heard people bash it, just like The Golden Compass and Avatar: the last air bender. I don't always trust the opinion of others when it comes to movies but I know where they are coming from.

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Post by elinadsy » 18 Apr 2018, 20:22

I'd rather see netflix pick it up and remake it into a series!!

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Post by Tzara Drusak » 23 Apr 2018, 11:31

I agree. I literally just posted a reply pertaining to this exact movie. This had so much potential and could have been an awesome film. The actors were semi-okay, but the plot was awful and the special effects were lacking in so many ways. I feel like the movie was extremely rushed and think a remake would be totally called for. The faults in the original should definitely be taken into consideration so, in the event of a redo, it could be so much better.
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Post by jvez » 23 Apr 2018, 12:15

I also hated the film. But I agree with the others that a TV series may be the better option. Who knows? Now that GoT is nearing it's end, perhaps Eragon may be the next hit fantasy series.

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Post by nikkyteewhy » 12 May 2018, 06:21

Oh yes Eragon deserves a remake I remember feeling very angry after watching it.

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