Friday, December 15, 2006

A book I love was made into a movie & tonight I went with my brothers, Dad, & friends, Gustafsons, to check it out... Eragon! Todd has taught me well not to go expecting the book to be as good as the movie & so I don't. Even so, there was a lot I didn't like about the movie that doesn't have to do with the comparison between the book & movie versions. For example, I the actor John Malkovich, he's like nails being scratched on a chalkboard, or forks being scrapped on a clean plate. But I guess that does make him a good bad guy! As much as I love Rachel Weisz, I thought that they made Saphira sound so cheesy. And I d the inconsistency of Durza's makeup... it seemed that it was different shades & emphases in almost every scene. Yes, they left out a whole lot of wonderful stuff, but that's to be expected. I just didn't like that it felt so rushed, I think it'd be real apparent to even those who didn't read the book. (Like the fourth Harry Potter movie. I haven't read that book, but I could just tell that they were trying to squeeze way too much into the alotted time for a movie.) Since I did know all the little insides, though, I think that's why I did enjoy it. I will say, though, as a movie in itself it was entertaining & I would tell others to see it (keeping my fingers crossed that they would want to read the book to learn more).


Sandy said...

Rachel Weisz's voice was the only solid piece of acting this film had.

Toby Lynn said...

That was a good movie and I want my own baby dragon now.