Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eragon = Star Wars?

So, i'm having a very difficult time deciding what to post. And I just got up and ate a bowl of cereal. And there I just did a math lesson. Oh what fun.
Anyway, I know what I'm gonna post now! It'll be short and to the point!!
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini are...wonderful books. I love them. And I mean, congrats to Paolini for writing the book when he was like 15 or something. If you've read them, you'll understand that he /must/ be uber smart. He was homeschooled, so it makes sense. :3
But, he HAD to be a Star Wars fan. Because the similarities between the first two books and the first two (original, not prequel) Star Wars movies are ridiculous.

A New Hope= Eragon
-Slightly whiny farm boy (Eragon and Luke) lives with his Uncle (and aunt in Luke's case.)
-He leaves home with some seemingly crazy (or really is crazy, depending on how you would like to look at it) old man (Brom and Obi-Wan.)
-*MAJOR PLOT POINT SPOILER WARNING, IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ERAGON AND PLAN TO SKIP THIS ONE* The old master (Brom and Obi-Wan) die. 
-Luke/Eragon continues his journey with a stranger (Han/Murtagh) and the two rescue a beautiful elven girl (or princess) named Arya/Leia.

Empire Strikes Back= Eldest
-Eragon/Luke goes to an elven city/Dogobah to train to become a Rider/Jedi under Oromis/Yoda, the only other Rider/Jedi left.
-Eragon/Luke sees visions of impending doom through a scrying glass (Force Vision)
-Eragon/Luke then takes it upon himself to go save the world and not complete his training like a total idiot.
-*ANOTHER MAJOR PLOT POINT SPOILER* Eragon/Luke finds out that Morzan(A bad guy who basically had the same job Vader had)/Vader is their father. But we find out in the third book, Brisingr that Brom is really Eragon's father and that is where a difference between SW and Eragon occurs. xD 


There is one more book, Brisingr (theres also another one coming out soon I think) but I never finished it. Its /very/ slow moving, and its huge. So I googled similarities between Brisingr and RotJ and I found no one talking about that. So, its possible that Paolini was getting alot of the stuff I wrote above. xD So, he made an effort not to copy RotJ.

Anyway, next week will be my monthly update! Then the week after that, I'm not entirely sure.

MTFBWY!

~Qui~


PS: Last weeks poll results!
LOVE IT!= 46%
Its good, but I haven't gotten much into it= 15%
haven't read them= 15%
Whats EU?= 23%
No, i hate it, I hate star wars= 0%  :DDD Yay, no haters!!!

So, the majority love the EU books. For those who voted "Whats EU", EU stands for the extended universe. Its basically all the books and comics and stuff.

New poll up!

22 comments:

  1. I did not know that. THat is sooooo creepy. :)

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  2. New poll.

    Wheres the "NO NO NO GOD NO NO I WILL KILL MYSELF IF EITHER OF YOU POST THAT" option?

    -Darth Anonymous

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  3. Hmm well hi there Darth Anonymous. Uhm, i'd say that before the day is done you'll be attacked and killed by crazy fan girls.

    ~Qui~

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  4. Well Qui, thats a risk I'll have to take...

    -Darth Anonymous

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  5. Obviously. *sniff*

    ~Qui~

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  6. However, as far as this post itself goes, thinking about it this is so accurate O: Thats interesting. Now I have read Brisingr, and as far as I can remember, there aren't similarities... I could be wrong.

    -Darth Anonymous

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  7. I stopped when he was with the dwarves for like ever. that part was /VERY/ boring.

    ~Qui~

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  8. Well, now I'll have to try Eragon! A homeschooler! Wow!!!
    An AMAZING book I've read that was written by a homeschooler was called Iron Heart and it was FABULOUS!!!! It made me cry, was alot like SW now that I think about it, (good vs. evil, dad is evil) and it was just great.
    I highly recommend it. Iron Heart by Victoria Kasten.
    MTFBWY,
    Jedi~Chick

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  9. I sure hope you didn't read the spoilers, Jedi~Chick!! And whatever you do, DO NOT watch the movie. its awful.

    ~Qui~

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  10. Oh good lord. I agree, neverr ever ever watch the movie. Like. Ever.

    -Darth Anonymous

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  11. I hate it when movies are total opposites of the books.
    Prince Caspian was an exception. At least for me.

    ~Padmé

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  12. The only thing about caspian that pissed me off was the kissing at the end. Wasn't in the book, shouldn't have happened.

    -Darth Anonymous

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  13. Yeah, well, you know Hollywood. ;0

    ~Padmé

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  14. I LOVED Prince Caspian. I think they did a great job (other than the kissing.)

    ~Qui~

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  15. I liked PC too. Just not the kiss. It didn't seem right to me. Their romance didn't really fit.

    -Leia <3

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  16. Well it's time I threw my two cents into the well. ;) I've never read the Eragon books, cause I never got the chance. I've wanted to but whenever I go to half-price books (call me a cheapskate) to buy some stuff, it's never there. And then, when we go to look, it always is!! ERRR!!!!

    Later!!

    ~Lika

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  17. Just cause you go to half price books doesn't make you a cheapskate. I go there allll the time. Books can get expensive, so theres nothing wrong with it

    -Darth Anonymous

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  18. Books are darn expensive. All my books are from the half-price store.

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  19. It sooo scares me to watch movies after my favorite books. I always get worried that they will ruin it or something!!
    Jedi~Chick

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  20. Darth= Thanksss :)

    Amaranthine= I know! All my books are from there, unless someone else bought them. :3

    Jedi~Chick= I know!!

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  21. Nah, by Brisingr Polini wised up and put some originality into it... the stuff he changed around was... how can I say it without spoilers?...good, but also extremely stupid. Although the was a MAJOR plot twist that was...no spoilers... AWESOME and not stupid at all!!!!!

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  22. I liked the movie! And I never realized how many similarities there were. I noticed a few after my friend mentioned it, but not as many as you have here.

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