Saturday, December 16, 2006

Movies opening this week

Eragon (Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, Sienna Guillory, dir. Stefen Fangmeier)
My review in Las Vegas Weekly
I have absolutely nothing to add about this movie, which rightfully should bomb at the box office and leave the trilogy it's meant to set up incomplete. But I do irrationally resent people like Christopher Paolini, the author of the books on which this movie is based, who wrote the first one at 15 and at 23 has legions of fans for his (apparently rather crappy) fantasy trilogy. Not that I ever wrote a fantasy trilogy or even ever finished any substantial efforts at creative writing, but it still sort of makes me want to deck the guy. Wide release


Anna said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I have to say, I wish I'd read this review before going to see Eragon last Friday night. It was a great big waste of an evening, not to mention money. I agree heartily with everything you wrote in your review, and can only say that I went to it hoping for something better than that which I was presented with. I read the books, mainly because I work in the children's section of my local Borders here in NZ, and felt that I should know something about what I was recommending to people. The books are slightly better than the movie... *sigh*

Josh said...

"The books are slightly better than the movie."

Wow, talk about damning with faint praise...