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ERAGON - great film, but not for under-9s I would say

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roisin · 16/12/2006 17:01

We just took ds1 + 4 friends (9s and 10s) to see Eragon, and they all loved it.

Younger children would be either too scared by it, or not have the concentration to follow it and be bored.

It is quite long (just over 2 hrs), and is quite slow in places. The plot is not always easy to follow, and it helped that several of the party had read the book, so whispered explanations to the others!

It is quite scary in places - big battles, 'monsters' - like LoTR but not as bad, plus sad bits. We took ds2 (7) and I think he was really a bit too young: he seemed OK, but I'm withholding judgement til I've seen whether he has nightmares tonight!

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JollyOldSaintNikkielas · 16/12/2006 21:13

we are going on Monday with work fo r our Xmas trip (followed by Pizza hut )
I am interpreting so if its difficult to follow so I guess I should be reading the book !

roisin · 16/12/2006 22:21

Ha ha ha! Sorry, I'm in hysterics at the thought of interpreting: that could be very tough! Some of the magical words are in an invented language ... how do you cope with that?!

I think you should spend tomorrow mugging up!

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DumbledoresFairy · 16/12/2006 22:26

Dh is taking my two oldest dss (9 and 10) for ds2's birthday, plus some of ds2's friends (who are 9 or will be soon) next Friday. I hope it doesn't scare them too much as they all seem very keen to see it.

JollyOldSaintNikkielas · 16/12/2006 22:47

Seem to get all the worst jobs atm!
2 hour panto , 12 days of Xmas (full speed ) and now this [rolls eyes]

roisin · 17/12/2006 16:43

I keep thinking about this!

How do you signify who's speaking/different voices?

When Eragon and Saphira (his dragon) talk to each other they do it by telepathy: so you hear the voices but their lips don't move. How do you do that?

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JollyOldSaintNikkielas · 17/12/2006 18:01

Q1- Sort of shift your body to reflect the person speaking
Q2-No idea prob just do same and explain the talking in their head thing!

Also have to simplify everything as the lad has SN which complicates things at times.Usually when we go to a film he will watch the film/show and I will explain what is happening rather than sign the whole thing IYSWIM, but lately he has wanted the whole thing signed as well as watching,its major progress from his POV but a lot harder work for us

JollyOldSaintNikkielas · 18/12/2006 20:16

Well go tthrough it, not that much talking really compared to other stuff I've done.
Great film from what I saw as I watched it sat sideways on (had an imprint of a cup holder on my leg when I came out)

WARNING-Lots of swooping over hills etc if you are like me and can't stand watching on a big screen as it makes you feel sick

CristinaTheAstonishing · 22/12/2006 19:08

I'm taking DS (7) tomorrow to see this. It's the only suitable subtitled performance locally. I hope he'll like it and I won't get too bored (or DD who is 21 months old).

UCM · 26/08/2007 22:43

Oh I was looking for a thread about this. I have just watched it and thought it was great. Bit drawn out at times but on the whole a great movie. I do not often watch films so credit to this for keeping me in the living room

Skribble · 26/08/2007 22:55

DD 7 has seen it and loved it, but she is really into films, and doesn't get too scared or bored.

vole3 · 31/08/2007 12:23

The book was much better and the sequel, Eldest, is worth reading before they try and make a movie of it.
Still find it hard to believe it was written by a 15 year old, but then if your parents own a publishing house I guess that means you get into print a bit easier.

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