BabelStarring Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou and John Malkovich. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier.
Running Time: 139 minutes.
Rated: Rated M.
Eragon is a so-so derivative of such fantasy/sci-fi adventures as The Lord of The Rings and Star Wars. Based on the first part of a planned trilogy by young American novelist Christopher Paolini, Eragon begins much like the first part (Episode 4) of the Star Wars trilogy. That is to say, in the first ten minutes or so of this very long film, the viewer must first watch and listen hard as the narrator (Jeremy Irons) recounts the mythical past, to bring us up to the present ('A long time ago, in a magical galaxy far, far away