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A film adaptation of ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' was made in 2006, starring Creator/JeremyIrons, Ed Speelers, and John Malkovitch. 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, although several petitions to remake the film have since been created.
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!!The movie uses the following tropes:

* ActorAllusion: This isn't the only time Creator/JeremyIrons played [[Disney/TheLionKing a character]] who killed one of the main character's fathers. However, given what [[AbusiveParents that father was like]], not to mention what he did to his dragon, Brom pretty much had a very good reason for doing so. He's also seems to be looking to bring about the death of the king, again.
* 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.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: Inspired a {{Podcast/Rifftrax}} [[http://www.rifftrax.com/rifftrax/eragon]].
* 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.
* {{Badass}}: Murtagh. He kills an attacking urgal while unarmed and in a cage, breaks free, dives right into the battle with no armor, and quickly begins cutting down urgals left and right just with whatever weapon he can get his hands on.
* BaldOfEvil: Galbatorix.
* BigBad: Durza.
* BiggerBad: Galbatorix, to Durza's BigBad
* 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.
* DarkIsEvil: As if we needed more clues, Galbatorix's [[spoiler: dragon]] is jet-black.
* EarlyBirdCameo: This film was the first time Galbatorix had ever physically appeared in the ''entire franchise''. [[spoiler: The same goes for his dragon]]
* EnforcedMethodActing: Eragon's surprise when Brom comes up behind him when Eragon is looking through Brom's books for information about dragons.
* 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]].
* 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.
* 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.
--> [[{{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.
* 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.
* 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.
* StillbornFranchise: The movie was a critical failure and a financial disappointment. It also made it '''impossible''' to create a film of the second book due to discontinuity created by the first film, not to mention the number of ignored characters that would need to be introduced.
* 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: Averted 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}}''".
* 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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