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A film adaptation of the first book in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', ''Literature/{{Eragon}}'', was made in 2006, starring Creator/JeremyIrons, Ed Speelers, and Creator/JohnMalkovich. Like ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'', it was very loosely based on the book. A [[{{VideoGame/Eragon}} video game]] based off the movie was released a month in advance.

Currently there are no plans for sequels due to poor critical and commercial responses, although several petitions to remake the film have since been created. Perhaps the only thing notable about this movie is that it is the last Hollywood film released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]], albeit a very scarce printing at that.
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!!The movie uses the following tropes:
* AdaptationalBadass: In the book, [[spoiler: Eragon only kills Durza with a distraction from Arya and Saphira giving him the opening to stab Durza's heart]]. Here, it's pretty much all him.
* AdaptationalWimp: Zig-zagged with Murtaugh. The film downplays his skill with the sword, but gives him much more prowess with the bow and arrow, turning him into TheArcher.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: [[http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/eragon Inspired a]] {{Podcast/Rifftrax}}.
* AndThisIsFor: Eragon, [[spoiler:after impaling Durza in the heart,]] shouts "That's for Brom."
* AnimalEyeSpy: Eragon gains the ability to see the world with Saphira's eyes after becoming a Rider. [[spoiler:This ability is damaged after Saphira receives several injuries from Durza's smoky GiantFlyer.]]
* BadassBeard: Brom has one.
* BadassGrandpa: Age has not dulled Brom's skill in the slightest, as he personally takes down a Ra'zac.
* BaldOfEvil: Galbatorix.
* BeardOfEvil: Galbatorix sports a goatee.
* BigBad: Durza.
* BigDamnHeroes: Murtaugh does this twice during the film, once at Gil'ead and once at the entrance to Farthen Dur. Eragon returns the favor during the FinalBattle
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Ra'zac have knives extending from their wrists.
* BlingOfWar: Unlike in the books, where the Varden are portrayed as having barely enough money to finance themselves, in the movie even the lowliest soldier looks like they're trying to blind the Urgals with their collective fabulousness.
* BloodlessCarnage: Even when Brom is ''stabbed''!
* ChekhovsGunman: The shadowy bowman at Daret is [[spoiler:Murtaugh.]]
* DarkIsEvil: As if we needed more clues, Galbatorix's [[spoiler: dragon]] is jet-black.
* DeathByAdaptation: The Ra'zac. In the book, they survive their encounter with Eragon and Brom, [[spoiler:personally killing the latter and dying in the third book.]] Here, they are killed halfway through when Eragon hangs one and Brom stabs the other with Zar'roc.
* EarlyBirdCameo: This film was the first time Galbatorix had ever physically appeared in the ''entire franchise''. [[spoiler: The same goes for his dragon]].
* FemmeFatalons: Durza, who is male, has very long, black fingernails, which he uses to kill an Urgal by touching his temple. They also secrete poisons, as Arya found out the hard way.
* GiantFlyer: Durza creates one out of smoke during the FinalBattle, with only the shadow of wings and an enormous mouth visible.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Galbatorix, to Durza's BigBad.
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]TakingTheBullet[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Brom ends up being impaled by a spear sent by Durza that was meant for Eragon and dies from the wounds]].
* HeroKiller: Durza. He poisons Arya, [[spoiler:kills Brom,]] and creates a dragon made of smoke that deals grievous injuries to Saphira, which cause a DisneyDeath.
* InNameOnly: Where do we start?!
** The Ra'zac are ''very'' different to their book counterparts. In the book they are described as tall, cloaked, pale and skeletal vulture-like creatures. In the film they look like ninjas with a maggot problem.
** Dragons always had the "leather wings" descriptor somewhere near them in the books. Why does Saphira have ''feathered wings''?
** The Urgals in the Book are described as tall, large, grey-skinned {{Horned Humanoid}}s. In the movie, they are pretty much Tolkien-esque Orcs with white and red skin, and have no horn.
** In the book, Eragon and Arya are described as brown-haired and dark-haired, respectively. In the movie, both of them are blond.
** Justified with Galbatorix: in the novels, he doesn't show up in person until the final book, which had not been published yet at the time. Then again, the fact that he shows up in the movie at all is a pretty significant difference from the book...
** Angela bears little ressemblance to her book counterpart, being portrayed as a mystic fortuneteller rather than an eccentric GeniusDitz herbalist.
** The characters that are dwarves or elves in the book all look completely human. Even the Urgals look like human barbarians.
* InTheHood: When he infiltrates Gil'ead, Eragon uses a hooded cloak to disguise himself. The same goes for [[spoiler:Murtaugh.]]
* IronicEcho: Durza mentioned that he expected more when he first encounters Eragon. [[spoiler:Eragon shot that phrase back at Durza shortly after impaling him midair in the heart]].
* LargeHam: Galbatorix, of the ColdHam variety.
--> [[{{Narm}} I suffer without my stone.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Do not. Prolong. My suffering.]]
** Also Creator/RobertCarlyle as Durza. Every line is delivered with a carefree demeanor, as if he knew it was all bad but had fun anyway.
* MythologyGag: The map of Alagaesia in Galbatorix's throne room is the exact same one included in the books.
** The {{Invocation}} for Durza's giant shadow-monster at the climax included the line "Draumr abr sundavblaka." [[spoiler: In the books, these words together mean "dream of shadow-flapper."]]
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Inexplicably, Saphira, who magically ages from an infant to a full grown adult in a matter of seconds.
* PowerGlows: When Brom stabs the Ra'zac, a red flame runs along Zar'roc from hilt to tip.
* PursuedProtagonist: How Eragon gets the egg.
* OhCrap: When Sloan learns that Eragon got the "stone" (actually a Dragon Egg) in the Spine, he's shocked and hurriedly gives back the stone to Eragon, denies its sale, and states he shouldn't have brought it here. It's not clear why he does so in the film, though the book explains that his wife died in the Spine, and he's hated anything associated with it ever since.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: It says a lot about Galbatorix that his appearance in this film is actually an addition to his appearances in the books.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Averted. Galbatorix mentions elves outside his empire, but it's not clear whether or not Arya is even supposed to be an elf in the movie.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Baby Saphira is ''adorable''.
* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Eragon uses magic to do this with Saphira.
* ShoutOut: Brom's "I've seen things you can't image" line is a shout-out to ''Film/BladeRunner'', according to the director.
* SoulJar: In the film, the life of a dragon is tied to the life of its Rider; if a Rider dies, so does his dragon. This is why Saphira goes to such lengths to protect Eragon.
-->'''Durza''': They say as a Rider draws his last breath, he can hear the dying screams of his dragon. [throws spear at Eragon]
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Brom, of the "died later than in the source material" type. [[spoiler:He survives the Ra'zac attack, personally killing one of them, and makes it all the way to Gil'ead and Arya's rescue attempt before receiving mortal wounds there from Durza.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:Brom gives Eragon Zar'roc before dying of his wounds inflicted by Durza.]]
* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The score by Patrick Doyle hinges a lot on one big theme.
* TheStoolPigeon: Like in the book, Sloan the butcher ends up squealing to the Razac about Eragon's possession of the egg. Unlike the book, however, the reason he did so was heavily implied to be under the Lacerated Larry type (ie, he was tortured into giving the information).
* ThirdPersonPerson: Angela.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Defied during Eragon's first encounter with Durza.
--> "You'll have to do better than that!"
* VertigoEffect: Used in a shot right before Brom examines Saphira and Saphira agrees "he does know a bit about dragons". The director refers to it as "an homage to the shot in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''".
* YouExclamation: Brom when he sees the Gedwey Insignia on Eragon's hand.
* YouHaveFailedMe / YouAreInCommandNow: Durza kills an Urgal commander who let Eragon get away, then congratulates the Urgal next to him on his promotion. The new commander doesn't look pleased.
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