23 Dec 2006

Curse of the Book to Movie translation

Eragon sucks. Not the book. The movie.
The plot seems interesting though. But it was plagued with some cheesy dialogue and mediocre acting. I think the main fault lies with the actor playing the main character. It's hard to appreciate the scenery when you have seen it all in LotR. Being so similar to that well-known classic, it definitely welcomes people to compare between the two, and Eragon fails miserably in trying to win over LotR fans. Pity... the whole dragon plot would have been really cool during battles.
Rating: 2/5

Curse of the golden flower was simply spectacular! The visuals were stunning and the attention to details meticulous. However, this extravagant setting did not fit the well-paced cunning plot. The intricate plot kept me on the edge of my seat, thinking about who knows what and what is going to happen to who, when, and how. Jay Chou sucks at acting, but thankfully he was given really cool fight scenes. I especially love the one near the beginning of the film where he duels with his father in an armour-clashing sword fight. Overall, a good but somehow mismatched movie. Don't miss it though.
Rating: 4/5

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