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* ActorAllusion: This isn't the first movie that Creator/JeremyIrons has played in with [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons dragons]].



* RetroactiveRecognition: Betcha didn't know that [[Film/TronLegacy Sam Flynn]] was Murtagh until now.


* BreakawayPopHit: While the film failed both critically and financially (taking the careers of the director and lead actor with it) and was promptly forgotten about, the song "Keep Holding On" became yet another hit for Music/AvrilLavigne.

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* BreakawayPopHit: While the film failed both critically and financially (taking the careers of the director and the lead actor with it) and was promptly forgotten about, the song "Keep Holding On" became yet another hit for Music/AvrilLavigne.



* DisownedAdaptation: Whenever this movie is mentioned on Reddit, Christopher Paolini either denies its existence or expresses his sympathy toward his fans who were disappointed by it.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Whenever this movie is mentioned on Reddit, Christopher Paolini either denies follows the meme of denying its existence or expresses gently his sympathy toward his fans who were disappointed by it.



* FranchiseKiller: The film inexplicably altered so many plotlines and cut so much (even given it is based on a DoorStopper), including ''the entire Dwarf race'', that a sequel based on the plot of the second book would have been incredibly difficult even if it wasn't an awful film.

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* FranchiseKiller: The film inexplicably altered so many plotlines and cut so much (even given it is based on a DoorStopper), including ''the entire Dwarf race'', DoorStopper) that a sequel based on the plot of the second book would have been incredibly difficult to do even if it wasn't an the first had not been awful film.enough to cut any chances.



* StarDerailingRole: Ed Speelers was ''debuting'' in this movie as a promising newcomer, to the point he was nominated to the Best Young Actor in the 2007 Saturn Awards regardless of the movie's quality, but sadly enough, his star film career both started and ended with it. He has acted in a handful more of films since, but nothing remotely similar to what was expected of him at the time. (He has got much more success in TV, counting on an awarded role in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.)

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* StarDerailingRole: Ed Speelers was ''debuting'' debuting in this movie as a promising newcomer, to the point he was nominated to the Best Young Actor in the 2007 Saturn Awards regardless of the movie's quality, but sadly enough, his star film career both started and ended with it.it given how the feature and role turned out. He has acted in a handful more of films since, but nothing remotely similar to what was expected of him at the time. (He has got much more success in TV, though, counting on an awarded role in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.)

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Betcha didn't know that [[Film/TronLegacy Sam Flynn]] was Murtagh until now.

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* DeletedRole: Ralph Brown as the Twins.


* BreakawayPopHit: "Keep Holding On" by Music/AvrilLavigne.

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* BreakawayPopHit: While the film failed both critically and financially (taking the careers of the director and lead actor with it) and was promptly forgotten about, the song "Keep Holding On" by became yet another hit for Music/AvrilLavigne.


* DisownedAdaptation: Whenever this movie mention up on Reddit, Christopher Paolini either denies its existence or expresses his sympathy toward his fans who were disappointed by it.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Whenever this movie mention up is mentioned on Reddit, Christopher Paolini either denies its existence or expresses his sympathy toward his fans who were disappointed by it.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Whenever this movie mention up on Reddit, Christopher Paolini either denies its existence or expresses his sympathy toward his fans who were disappointed by it.


* FranchiseKiller: The film inexplicably altered so many plotlines and cut so much (even given it is based on a DoorStopper), including ''the entire Dwarf race'', that a sequel based on the plot of the second book would have been impossible even if it wasn't an awful film.

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* FranchiseKiller: The film inexplicably altered so many plotlines and cut so much (even given it is based on a DoorStopper), including ''the entire Dwarf race'', that a sequel based on the plot of the second book would have been impossible incredibly difficult even if it wasn't an awful film.


* CreatorKiller: The first and last movie directed by Stefen Fangmeier.



* StarDerailingRole: Ed Speelers was ''debuting'' in this movie as a promising newcomer, to the point he was nominated to the Best Young Actor in the 2007 Saturn Awards regardless of the movie's quality, but sadly enough, his star film career both started and ended with it. He has acted in a handful more of films since, but nothing remotely similar to what was expected of him at the time. (He has got much more success in TV, counting on an awarded role in ''Series/DowntonAbbey''.)



** Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/PatrickStewart were offered the role of Brom, but turned it down because of their commitment to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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** Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/PatrickStewart were offered the role of Brom, but both turned it down because of their commitment to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.


* BreakawayPopHit: "Keep Holding On" by Music/AvrilLavigne.



* BreakawayPopHit: "Keep Holding On" by Music/AvrilLavigne.

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* ActorAllusion: This isn't the first movie that Creator/JeremyIrons has played in with [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons dragons]].


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* BreakawayPopHit: "Keep Holding On" by Music/AvrilLavigne.
* FranchiseKiller: The film inexplicably altered so many plotlines and cut so much (even given it is based on a DoorStopper), including ''the entire Dwarf race'', that a sequel based on the plot of the second book would have been impossible even if it wasn't an awful film.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/ShiaLaBeouf and Creator/ElijahWood were considered for Eragon.
** Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/PatrickStewart were offered the role of Brom, but turned it down because of their commitment to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
** Creator/GuyPearce was a candidate for Durza the Shade.
** Creator/EmilyBlunt was turned down for Arya.


* ''Eragon'' is the final Hollywood film to be released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS magnetic tape]].

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* ''Eragon'' is the final Hollywood film to be released on [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS magnetic tape]].
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* ''Eragon'' is the final Hollywood film to be released on [[UsefulNotes/VCR VHS magnetic tape]].

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* ''Eragon'' is the final Hollywood film to be released on [[UsefulNotes/VCR [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS magnetic tape]].



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* ''Eragon'' is the final Hollywood film to be released on [[UsefulNotes/VCR VHS magnetic tape]].

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