Eragon (2007) This sword-and-sorcery fantasy adapted from the Christopher Paolini novel finds the farm boy Eragon (Speleers) guarding the last living dragon (voiced by Weisz). They fly,…
DVD Review

Eragon (2007)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 20, 2007; DVD Release Date: Mar 20, 2007; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Edward Speleers; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

This sword-and-sorcery fantasy adapted from the Christopher Paolini novel finds the farm boy Eragon (Speleers) guarding the last living dragon (voiced by Weisz). They fly, they fight, they overthrow a despot (Malkovich). The aerial CGI scenes soar, but like dragons, Eragon is filled with hot air.
EXTRAS Everything but a doc on craft services: more than a dozen making-ofs. Director Stefen Fangmeier sheepishly comments on why a baby dragon must be cute and cuddly: ''I don't want people to squeak and run.'' C

Originally posted Mar 16, 2007 Published in issue #926 Mar 23, 2007 Order article reprints