Here's what JCS was originally responding to, in Leece's Ramblings. "Then on Saturday, to escape the heat and the blahs we went to see Eragon. Never a movie has been in so in need of a MST3K-ing. It was getting to the point when I could say the actors lines before they did.
A more colour by numbers, join the dots adolescent hackneyed fantasy piece of hack I've never seen. And yet, the dragon was animated well, it had beautiful cinematography and some good actors. If only the writing and story had been better. I'm glad I haven't read the book to be shocked at what's been done to it. At least I hope the book is nothing like the film!"