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The High Elves demanded that my Everquest Guild attend…

Eragon managed to pull in a booming $23 million this weekend despite some of my favorite review quotes of the year:

  • A load of generic mush perhaps best served as a piece of bitchin’ ’70s van art.
  • For those who love the fantasy genre known as sword and sorcery — and I count myself in their number — sitting through the movie version of Eragon will suck the will to live right out of you.
  • “Eragon” is based on a book by a 19-year-old with a script that seems to have been written by a 12-year-old.
  • Eragon has the courage of its earnest, borderline-humorless convictions.
  • It’s a large-scale fantasy that plays like a rerun… Paolini began his novel when he was 15, and the simplicity of ‘Eragon’… might bring back memories of high school writing workshops.
  • It’s mostly just a bunch of actors trying to look involved while attempting to act through their bad wigs and Studio 54 reject outfits.
  • Eragon’s fantastical milieu may be third-class Lord of the Rings, but its story–in what may constitute the most shameless act of plagiarism known to American cinema–is pure Star Wars.
  • Been to that galaxy, done that ring.
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