Christopher Paolini (INHERITANCE CYCLE series) discussion

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message 1: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments I did not like the movie eragon (poorly done). but because I watched it, every time I read the book or when I read brisngr, the characters that played in the movie keeps popping in my imagination. I can't help it. sob.

I do not want them as the character, this sucks.


message 2: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Yea I didn't whatch the whole movie either so it did not contaminate my head with different images of things I already had in my mind...only a few movies have not changed what i thought about originaly...though only one comes to mind for me The Lion The Whitch and the Wardrobe movie(the more modern one was vearry close to what I had in my head...all of the children looked exactly right,Mr.Tumnus and the Beavers and such as well
any way thats the only movie I think has been well done bassed on a book i have read.


message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Katherine--what about the Lord of the Rings trilogy? If you haven't read that yet, you really really really need to! You will appreciate how well the movies were done, and the characters were definitely cast right.

Correct that the movie Eragon was very disappointing. The chick playing Arya looked NOTHING like I thought she was supposed to look like. Am I totally wrong in thinking that Arya in the book has dark hair?


message 4: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Stinkin' screenplay adapters made her look like some (forgive the term) Indian princess. Definitely not elf.

Katie, you think the beginning of the LotR books was too long, don't pick up The Silmarillion. It was painfully slow but things made a lot more sense about Middle Earth history after I got through it.


message 5: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Kathy--yea I both read and whatched the lord of the rings trilogy,with a few annoying things it was also a vearry well made movie as well!

Katie,are you talking about to mush shire in the book or movie?


message 6: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Hmmm maby you are right but...
not much you can change about it.


message 7: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments yea...I may not read it for a while yet..I mean Re-read it...them being so long


message 8: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Katie wrote: "I've never heard of that book. Is it by J.R.R.Tolkien? Does it have a plot?"

The Silmarillion is a Tolkien book, but it was published posthumously by his son, Christopher. It is some part geneology, some part legends/tales, and some part history. I didn't really think it had a ton of plot until the 2nd half of the book. However, when elves are mentioned in passing from when the ring was forged and the last battle was fought, what the elves mean by sailing "into the West," and some of the other obscure references, this book puts it all together.




message 9: by Kathy (last edited Feb 07, 2009 05:32PM) (new)

Kathy Anyway, I hope they don't butcher Eldest like they did Eragon. I will pay my cash and probably go see it in the theater on 2nd run or something.

So what else was horrible about the movies when compared to the books?


message 10: by Graziella (new)

Graziella (Grazia) | 664 comments UNLESS....

they do a remake of the Eragon so they can do a second and a third and a fourth movie.

But what are the chances that they want to do that? I'm not sure that Eragon did very well in the theaters did it?


message 11: by Harpoon (last edited Feb 11, 2009 03:43AM) (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Is it me, or there is too many KAT in here (hehehe).

Back to the topic.
I did watch the movie (eragon) many times, my nephew (babysit)plays it over and over again. Its like Dora or spongebob just an hour and a half long.

I love LOTR though. I have the uncut copy in my comp.

the big difference between LOTR ang eragon is the BUDGET. big budget lots of effects, great script, Good actors, with big budget, I dont mind watching eragon again even if it takes 3 hours long.




message 12: by Kathy (last edited Feb 11, 2009 08:05AM) (new)

Kathy There is an opening for a sequel, and my understanding is that contracts were signed for movie rights to the entire Inheritance cycle (ok, at least 3) before Eragon came out. Whether they actually make Eldest is yet to be seen. I have seen some renegade trailers on You Tube, so the movie might already be made, but the economy sucks so bad that they won't release it just yet. If they're smart they release about the time that the 4th Inheritance book comes out.


message 13: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments The movie did great on the box office. It also made top 16 highest grossing film for fantasy.
It is the review that is bad (almost all reviews are bad).
Its like Twilight, and yet they are making a sequel.


message 14: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments The book is more elaborate. the book has many bad reviews, even Stephen King criticize it.

Now its up to you if you'll be reading the book first, bec if yes, you'll have Rob Pattinson playing as edward. *hahahah*


message 15: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Wow, you have an updated library. Books here (school or public library) are older than me. that how deprive we are. (T . T)


message 16: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments thats sad..


message 17: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Donations, donations, donations.


message 18: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Ahh I see
they should still get new ones
were do you live?


message 19: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Does any one know who Tenga is?


message 20: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments ummm what book/subject is he/she.


message 21: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments I think he is the tutor of angela. can anyone confirm? Tenga or tengga


message 22: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Ohhhh!
yea the guy Eragon...or was it Arya?
yea I remember he was and elf with all the little figurines or something in his house/tower


message 23: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments yes. I think they will reveal more of him in the 4th book



message 24: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Mayhaps
all I remember was Angela was not thrilled to hear about him.


message 25: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments I've done some reading. Tenga is supposed to teach Eragon magic with fire, light, etc.


message 26: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Oh?
were did you read that?


message 27: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments from the website posted by JD. about the title of the fourth book.


message 28: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Interesting... More revealed about the person that is Angela. That woman is cloaked in so many layers you could call her an onion.


message 29: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments hehe...shrek flash back


message 30: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Good one. an onion with an attitude.


message 31: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments hahah there you go.


message 32: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Tenga is human, I'm pretty sure. Crazy, regardless.


message 33: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Tenga is human. I just wish eragon could turn to full human too. It make it look like human as riders are weak, except if you have tons of eldunari.


message 34: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments I thought Tenga was an elf...he would need to be cuz of how old he is..and how old Angela is


message 35: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments ummm mayhapps I will look that up..we should have done that in the first place
lol


message 36: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Angela or tenga may have a potion that slows aging. It has been discussed in the book, using magic to immortalized oneself or others is dangerous. In humans, only the body is immortalized but not the mind or brain. You can immortalize the mind but you have to erase all memory of it, which make no sense since you'll be a diff. person then.


message 37: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Slow aging?
Immortal



message 38: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments @ katie

an old man can be turned to its teen, but the mind will remain to be of the old man.
You can be turned to a child but your memory will be lost. (which does not make you immortal since youll be a different person again)


message 39: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments wait...is that possible?


message 40: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments Yes it can be done, in Alegasia. but no one is practicing it since the negative effect is worse than the positive one.


message 41: by Harpoon (last edited Feb 24, 2009 04:58PM) (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments I deleted the message. :)



message 42: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments my comment. (my deleted comment)


message 43: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments ok then...wheay?


message 44: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments wheay?


message 45: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments oopsie

why*


message 46: by Harpoon (new)

Harpoon ... | 1387 comments it was off topic about , characters or something.


message 47: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments ohh...ok then


message 48: by Steven (new)

Steven | 15 comments eragon is fully human. his form right now is the complete form of a human rider. the elves magic just sped up the process.


message 49: by Katherine (new)

Katherine (Katherinlie) | 467 comments Immoral human with elvish fetures


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Harpoon wrote: "I did not like the movie eragon (poorly done). but because I watched it, every time I read the book or when I read brisngr, the characters that played in the movie keeps popping in my imagination. ..."
the characters were all so ugly




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