Monday, May 07, 2007

Movie Musings Monday: Eragon

We've finally gotten back into the Blockbuster Online groove. Just in time for beautiful outdoor weather. >.< Up for discussion this week is Eragon.

For full disclosure, I have read "Eragon" and its sequel "Eldest." I'm also a fierce believer that movies should closely follow canon and have been known not to enjoy movies that stray too far from the book. Don't even get me started on the shrunken head scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. That said, Eragon the movie did stray from canon quite a bit, including several plot lines with major characters, Brom and Arya. I was highly disappointed that my favorite butt-kickin' elven warrior chick, Arya, was so flat and damsel-in-distress-like. Feh.

Plot diversions aside, the movie was very visually interesting. Good action and fighting sequences, Saphira's gift to Brom, and an absolutely cuddly-wuddly baby dragon. Awwww.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars. Decent enough movie, especially if you haven't read the book.
Knitting Rating: 4 out of 5 Skeins. I was able to follow a pattern and keep engrossed in the plot.