Saturday, April 4, 2015

Books vs. Movies: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

It seems like nowadays that all of our favorite books are being turned into movies. This meme is about the failures and winners of the silver screen in comparison to their books.

Winner: The book. It was probably the first book that I read that was really centered around Dragons. Paolini took his time with each characters' developments and his plot and side-plots. I loved all of the character dynamics and relationships. Especially between Eragon and Saphira and Eragon and Brom. 
Loser: I wasn't disappointed in the choice of actors or the effects. In fact when this movie was being made I was really excited about it but I thought the script and the way they transitioned the plot of the book to the movie made it corny. Everything that happened was so rushed that it made it difficult to become emotionally invested in the entirety of the film. I know that I must have not been the only one to film this because the sequels were never made into movies. One of the things I missed most was Arya's badassery. She seemed more like a damsel in distress and that's not her character at all. And in my opinion all of the relationships were superficial without any real foundation to them. 

7 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw this post I had to click it as it was like a blast from the past! I must have read Eragon nearly 10 years ago, I really enjoyed the book, and liked the film. Now looking back I'm wondering why I never carried on with the series. I'm wondering if they would be worth reading. Loved this post :)

    Angelica x

    www.cosybookcorner.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post!

      Ironically, I never carried on with the series either. Although I'm not sure why. I really have to find time to finish it.

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  2. I totally agree i always feel that book to movie adaptations are rushed. :)

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    1. More often than not, I like the book better. There are some rare cases where I like the movie better but a lot of them are rushed.

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  3. There are no dwarves in the movie... Booo! >,<

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    1. It's been so long since I've read Eragon that I forgot about the dwarves *hangs head in shame* but the movie just doesn't compare to what I do remember of the book.

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