A Fantasy Adventure for Families
Release Date: December 15, 2006
Starring: Ed Speelers, Jeremy Irons,
Robert Carlyle, Sienna
Guillory, Garrett Hedlund,
Djimon Hounsou, John
Malkovich, Alun Armstrong, and
the voice of Rachel Weisz
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 103 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Stefen Fangmeier
Executive Producer: Gil Netter and Chris Symes
Producer: John Davis and Wyck Godfrey
Writer: Peter Buchman
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Newcomer Ed Speelers plays the title role, a farm boy who is magically sent a blue dragon's egg by Arya, a warrior princess. The dragon inside, Saphira, hatches and picks Eragon as her Dragon Rider. The Dragon Riders brought peace and prosperity to the land of Alagaësia until they were betrayed by another Rider named Galbatorix, who killed them all and is now the evil king.
With the help of his mentor, Brom (played by Jeremy Irons), Eragon is determined to bring back the golden age of the Dragon Riders – if he can survive the king's wicked henchman Durza, an evil sorcerer possessed by demonic spirits. Brom helps train Eragon as they and Saphira make for the hidden mountain stronghold of the Varden, a group of warriors longing for the return of the Dragon Riders. Arya, however, is being held prisoner by Durza. Eragon's reckless attempt to free her endangers all their lives.
Ed Speelers is a very talented, appealing actor who makes the title role his own. He is superbly supported by Jeremy Irons in one of his best roles as Brom, and by Robert Carlyle as the evil Durza. ERAGON has a strong moral worldview with the good guys fighting overtly labeled demonic powers. Rated PG, it is relatively family friendly, despite the movie's theme of magical dragons.
ERAGON is no LORD OF THE RINGS, but it has heart and excitement. Ed Speelers is a very talented, appealing actor who makes the title role his own. He is superbly supported by Jeremy Irons as Brom and Robert Carlyle as the evil Durza. ERAGON has a strong moral worldview with the good guys fighting overtly labeled demonic powers. Rated PG, it is relatively family friendly, despite the theme of magical dragons.