16. December 2006 · Comments Off on Eragon the Movie and The Movies · Categories: That's Entertainment!

If you’ve read the professional critics and they’re keeping you away from this movie, you’re pretty much on your own. The theater was packed.

If you’re thinking of taking the kids, Boyo’s reaction (Age 10) was, “That was just aw-aw-aw-awesome.” The stutter being a laugh of pure delight.
If you’ve read the book and you’re expecting a pure translation, you’re going to be disappointed. They took some liberties.

As I said in the book review, there’s nothing new, story-wise here. You’ve read these kinds of stories before. You’ve seen similar stories on screen as well. Is it as good as Lord of the Rings? No. Is it a good story worth going to see over the holidays? Absolutely.

This is a great holiday movie, lots of fun, plenty exciting, enough twists and turns to keep you wondering what’s coming next. If you haven’t read the book, don’t worry, they simplified the story for the movie and it keeps moving well enough that it’s really over before you want it to be. The dragon is just amazing. You bet there’s going to be a sequel.

I do have a problem with the current amount of commercials at Carmike Theaters. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Coke polar bears and the penguins this time of year. I LOVE previews of coming attractions. The commercial FOR Carmike Theaters using it for business or church functions, maybe broadcasting concerts digitally TO the theater, pushing their theater as a digital town hall? Too freaking long with too much bass and a headache producing high notes. How much time was spent between when the movie was due to start and actual start time? Twenty freaking minutes! I resent that. I don’t like being a captive audience. I’m already not going to as many movies as I used to because of the cost. It takes about 30-35 bucks for the three of us to go to the movies and have snacks. I have a killer home theater system. DVDs cost 20 bucks max. We have pay per view as well for what? Four bucks? We can’t consume 10 dollars worth of popcorn and soda at home. My recliner is MUCH more comfortable than chairs at the theater. Now you wanna piss me off by making me sit through that many commercials?

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