I just finished reading Eragon and watched the movie. I couldn’t help but get annoyed at the mistakes. Now, I know that the movie directors did some changes to make the movie better but we all wanted our original book!
This is not a movie review. It is a review of the differences.
I found so many differences in the two that it changes the whole plot. I understand that a movie is much shorter than a book and only a few chosen and important scenes can fit in but the Eragon movie is so different from the actual book. Here are some of the differences-
B- Roran leaves before Saphira’s egg hatches.
M- Roran leaves after she has hatched.
B- Garrow gives money to Roran outside house.
M- Garrow gives blessing to Roan on dining table.
B- Roran leaves alone for Therinsford.
M- Roran leaves alone with Katrina.
B- Eragon dreams about a Shade torturing Arya.
M- Eragon dreams about only Arya and she is in a dark corner.
B- Eragon learns Durza’s name after he meets Ajihad.
M- Eragon learns in his dream.
B- Saphira just keeps saying Eragon again and again.
M- Saphira says stuff about thoughts when she first speaks.
B- First, he doesn’t know how to read(Brom taught him later) and second there was no book.
M- Eragon opens a book about dragons.
B- The Ra’Zac are described to be like cloaked creatures with beaks.
M- Ra’Zac look more like black mummies wrapped with bandages
B- In the book, Eragon rides Saphira proudly.
M- Saphira claws Eragon and takes off yelling ‘Stupid boy’ to him when he falls off her back.
B- Eragon takes Garrow to healers. He then dies at Horst’s house.
M- Garrow dies at home.
Movie- The Urgals were just men brutal armor. Book- Urgals look like Minotaurs with horns
Book- Brom wants to go to Varden. Movie- Brom follows Ra’Zac.
Book- He meets Angela in Teirm. Movie-He meets Angela in Daret.
Movie- The Shade has blue eyes. Book- Shade has maroon eyes.
Book- Eragon learnt Arya’s name in his dream. Movie- Eragon learnt it while healing Arya.