Recently I finished reading Eragon(currently on the third), and I know you’re probably wondering it’s been out for a long time why are you just reading it now? In my defense I wasn’t into reading back when it came out so I never read ended up reading. But I was really into dragons so I watched the movie when it came out and since I never read the book I loved the movie. So when I finally did get into reading I avoided reading the book like the plague because I had heard that it was like so many other book adaptions a.k.a. it sucked and I didn’t want to ruin a movie I liked so I never read it. But recently I re-watched that movie and I was like “fuck it I want more dragons!” and decided to finally read the books.
I’m going to start by saying that I know it wasn’t a great movie and that the changes they made to the actual characters were bad but as someone who has seen so many different movie adaptations that have truly and absolutely suck I don’t really know why this one got so much hate. Because honestly compared to other movies this one was okay, especially if you look at it from the perspective that they were probably not planning on making any of the sequels. I’m not saying that if it was a hit they wouldn’t have made more but to me it looks like the way they made it made it okay if there wasn’t anymore movies after. Like if you look at the changes and stuff they omitted it makes a lot of sense because more then half of the stuff they kept out were big plot points in the next book so excluding it from the movie just kept there from being plot holes or a bunch of cliffhangers. Also I understand some of the stuff they changed so that the story could fit into the time limit of a movie and be within budget. So, honestly I thought it was a pretty good adaptation and my opinion of the movie hasn’t really changed. Obviously that isn’t saying I wouldn’t love there to be more movies and for those to be more accurate to the books. But of all the book adaptations I’ve seen, this one gets a green light and doesn’t deserve the dislike it got.