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Fri, Jul 25th - 11:54AM
Eragon a complete ripoff
I saw the movie previews for Eragon in theatres a long time ago but decided the movie looked like crap so I didn't bother to see it.
Until last night.
At which point I discovered within the first 5 minutes of the movie that Eragon is a complete and utter ripoff from Star War Episode IV: A New Hope.
All you have to do is replace:
The Jedi with Dragonriders.
Millennium Falcon with a dragon.
Light sabre with magical dragonslaying sword.
The Force with dragon magic.
Obi Wan Kenobi with Brom.
Luke Skywalker with Eragon.
Princess Leia with Princess Arya.
Emperor Palpatine with King Galbatorix.
Han Solo with Murtagh.
Darth Vader with Lord Durza.
The vulnerable hole in the Death Star with Durza's heart.
Even the word "Durza" sounds like a shortened version of Death Star.
Otherwise the plot is almost completely the same as Star War Episode IV: A New Hope.
What utterly amazes me is that they took a crappy book by Christopher Paolini (who was born in 1983, 6 years after Star Wars: A New Hope was released in the theatres) and made it into an even crappier movie. Apparently Hollywood and the book publishing industry has reached a point that they will publish no talent hacks that ripoff movies, and then take it one step farther and make a movie based on a ripoff.
If this is the way Hollywood and the publishing industry is going, I'm thinking I should rewrite the Bible and replace God with a Gibson computer, Jesus with a hacker and the Romans with America's Homeland Security. It would probably make a fortune despite being a complete ripoff.
If I had seen this movie in the theatre I probably would have walked out and demanded my money back.
The worst part is yet to come however... the Eragon book is part of a trilogy and the end of the movie implies more to come. More crappy ripoffs in other words.