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Offline Ranika

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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2007, 01:59:58 AM »
I learned CGI could move me to tears by the sheer pain it can cause. And good merciful Mary I cannot withstand the voices. A dragon should not sound like my friend's mother. Lest that scaley weird freak is making lemon biscuits and barging in at inopportune times during extended guitar riffs from the damn metal music she hates so much solely to bitch in her whiny voice, she'd better sound like some large horrifying hell beast, and not some frumpy bitty.
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2007, 05:33:36 AM »
oh eragon would you like some lady fingers with you tea?
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2007, 03:25:18 PM »
Supporting characters shouldn't be able to overshadow your protagonist.
CGI shouldn't be allowed to overshadow your protagonist.
Your protagonist, in short, shouldn't be a forgettable puss.


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2007, 02:45:46 PM »
I learned that just because someone was 16 and published a book, doesn't mean that  the final product is worth anything.

Learned that dragon eggs come in a special coated shell to lock in the freshness.

Not exactly sure how dragons are supposed to reproduce.


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2007, 07:51:15 PM »
I learned that even the major evil King of the movie didn't know it was a dragon's egg: "I suffer for my stone"


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2007, 07:54:07 PM »
I learned that this movie REALLY is hoping for a sequel.   REALLY BADLY.


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2007, 09:37:31 PM »
They might get it. Fantastic Four 2, anyone?


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2007, 11:08:50 PM »
I learned that even the major evil King of the movie didn't know it was a dragon's egg: "I suffer for my stone"

That hurt me a little inside.  In the book, Galbatorix was like the Emporer from the first Star Wars.  He was talked about, but never seen.  He was just some far-away person guiding things, and the book covered his history, but nothing about what he was doing during the other events of the book.  You knew that the king sent people after Eragon because people showed up and tried to kill Eragon, and it was assumed that the king sent them.  This means that anyone who didn't know the premise of the book would have to figure out on their own that it was a dragon egg, though after hearing the history of the riders (which came later in the book than in the movie), it was pretty obvious what it was.

The movie, on the other hand, wanted to not let the audience know it was an egg, because it assumed the audience was stupid.  However, it also wanted to show John Malkovich being John Malkovich, because it was stupid.  Therefore, it had it call the thing a 'stone.'

P.S.  In the book, Glaxo-Smith Klein knew exactly what the "stone" was.  It was one of four (or maybe five) that he had and had been trying to coax into opening for many years, but to no avail.


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2007, 08:58:41 PM »
I learned that even if you make a weak, derivative fantasy novel, it can still be made into a weaker, more derivative, horribly butchered fantasy movie.
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2007, 09:20:31 PM »
I lurned that when you have horned Urgals and insectoid Razaks, you don't actually need prosthetics or special effects for your enemies, because random tatooed sweaty guys will be accepted as any kind of evil humanoid race.
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2007, 10:16:23 PM »
I learned that dragon armor completely changes appearance when you actually put it on a dragon.

For instance, a helmet that covers the entire head except for eye-holes suddenly becomes a smaller helmet that only covers the top and sides of the head.


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2007, 09:51:00 PM »
I learned that dragon armor completely changes appearance when you actually put it on a dragon.

For instance, a helmet that covers the entire head except for eye-holes suddenly becomes a smaller helmet that only covers the top and sides of the head.

shape shifting armor is no new ting. more than meets the eye. 
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2007, 08:57:18 AM »
I learned that this movie REALLY is hoping for a sequel.   REALLY BADLY.

f-ragon?


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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2007, 06:38:28 PM »
Rachel Weisz makes dragons even hotter.....rowr
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Re: What have we Dragon-rider-watchers learned?
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2007, 02:49:45 PM »
I learned DISEMBAUDIO can sing better than celine dion