In this article, I’m going to compare the movie version of Eragon with it’s book counterpart.

It’s been many moons ago since I’ve read the Inheritance Cycle. My last birthday, my hubby purchased a first edition copy of this book autographed by the author. The movie came out in 2006 and I know I read the book before that because I remember looking forward to the movie and being disappointed when they announced that the movie got pushed back (can’t remember the reason).


I loved the book. It is several hundred pages long. It’s long enough to give you a good glimpse into that world without getting too bogged down. I would consider it a great novel for fantasy lovers (like myself) who enjoy immersing themselves in other worlds. There is something in this book for everyone……a different time and place, humans, dwarves, werecats, elves, dragons, stories new and old, family ties, a possible romance, etc. Even if you aren’t a reader, you can get the audiobook version of this and listen to it during your commute to and from work (or this would be a good audiobook to listen to if you drive for a living).


Going into a movie, I know that they can’t take every single thing from the book and put it into the movie. Otherwise, the movie would be 14 hours long and I don’t know anyone who’d sit through that. But when they made this into a movie, I feel that they left out too much. A movie like this can be 2 1/2 to 3 hours long (I think most, if not all, of the Harry Potter movies were that way and they’re for kids). When they made this movie back in 2006, it was only about 85 minutes long if memory serves me right. My hubby went to watch the movie with me and he actually liked it. However, he did not read the book, as I had done, so he went in with no expectations. After the movie was over, I told him about all the stuff that was in the book that the movie left out and then I think he started to see my point. Imagine, if you will, getting a book from your local book store and then finding out half of the story is missing once you’ve gotten home and started reading it?

Final thoughts….

I would love to see a remake of the movie. Maybe someone like Peter Jackson could do it. He did direct the Lord of the Rings movies so I think it would take him or someone of his caliber to do this properly if they did do a remake. Meanwhile, I think I may go re-read the series. I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I read these books till today.