In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon’s egg — a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he’s the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
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Jeremy Irons seem to have forgotten already that he did a crap role in a dragon movie five years back as he should avoid anything with them after this one. The movie itself is standard boring fantasy with a leading hero that lacks any acting experience. The action is also badly choreographed and most of the better supporting actors are badly used. A boring film to be honest.
Vedere uno dei più bei racconti fantasy della mia infanzia venire piegato sotto i fendenti di una sceneggiatura scandalosa, è stato un trauma non indifferente. La regia inesistente da vita a delle scene che di vita non ne meritavano, rovinando le aspettative di chiunque abbia letto anche solo la recensione del bellissimo libro di Paolini. Inspiegabile quanto inutile la presenza di Malkovich in questo scempio.
I must be honest. Someone unfamiliar with the saga might find it ok... Ergo my second star.
Knowing and loving said saga, I hated every scene. This could have been so much more. It's not just a matter of adaptation to the screen. It was simply not a good job.
Please, please let someone else redo the movie!