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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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Storyline

The Kingdom of Alagaesia is ruled by the evil King Galbatorix, a former dragon rider that betrayed his mates and his people in his quest for power. When the orphan farm boy Eragon finds a blue stone sent by Princess Arya, he sooner realizes that it is a dragon egg. When the dragon Saphira is born, Eragon meets his mentor Brom, and becomes the dragon rider foreseen in an ancient prophecy that would set his people free from the tyrant Galbatorix. Eragon meets the rebels Varden and together they fight against the evil sorcerer Durza and the army of Galbatorix in a journey for freedom. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The rider has been chosen and the adventure has begun. See more »


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Rated PG for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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15 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eragon - Das Vermächtnis der Drachenreiter  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,317,687 (UK) (15 December 2006)

Gross:

$75,030,163 (USA) (6 April 2007)
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The film was advertised as "The First Chapter in the Inheritance Trilogy". At this time, the second story, "Eldest" had been published, but the third book was neither published nor named. The October after this film was released, book author Christopher Paolini announced that the final book would be split in two, making the Inheritance Trilogy the "Inheritance Cycle". (The final two books were named Brisingr and Inheritance.) See more »

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At the end of the movie the King is seen taking a sword and drawing it. His nail is seen bending like soft rubber as he does so. See more »

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Brom: [narrating] There was a time when the fierce and beautiful land of Alagaësia was ruled by men astride mighty dragons. To protect and serve was their mission, and for thousands of years, the people prospered. But the Riders grew arrogant, and began to fight among themselves for power. Sensing their weakness, a young Rider named Galbatorix betrayed them, and in a single bloody battle, believed he had killed them all, Riders and dragons alike. Since then, our land has been ruled by ...
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Keep Holding On
Written by Avril Lavigne and Lukasz Gottwald
Performed by Avril Lavigne
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When the dragon Saphira gives the only good performance in the entire film, you know there is something wrong.
11 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this with a friend of mine over the weekend in a press screening and I really did not enjoy it. The special effects are fine but the story is rather hammy and the performances are not very good. The main character looks like a deer in head lights most of the time and the villains acts like cartoon stereotypes more than real characters. Most of the characters here seem like rejects from other films and it shows by how unoriginal they were. The only performance in the film that has any credibility what so ever is the dragon Saphira and that's mainly because she is voiced by Oscar winning actress Rachel Weisz, who has more talent in her vocal cords than all the actors working in this film combined.

My suggestion, wait for DVD.


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