May 25, 2009
Eragon (2006) (part 13 of 13)
But it looks like mean ol’ Durza has come to spoil Eragon’s fun. The giant bat-thing swoops out of the sky, with Durza on its back. Durza starts hurling magic, which makes a wooden tower somewhere actually explode and come tumbling down in flames. Maybe it’s just me, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use that spell on Eragon?
He doesn’t, of course. Instead of just attacking Eragon outright, Durza wastes time shouting, “Come! Taste the blood of your dragon!” Which doesn’t even make any sense.
“Let’s finish this!” Eragon shouts, and I couldn’t agree more. Eragon and Durza start hurling magical fire at each other, and an aerial battle ensues. And this, I’ll admit, is actually quite well-done. It could have almost been thrilling, had it not come at the end of a movie that’s close to putting me into a boredom-induced coma.