As a genre, fantasy is my favorite form of entertainment. Especially to read. So, even though I’d heard mixed things, I decided to plunge myself into the Inheritance Cycle. . . and it’s not so bad. Actually I rather enjoy it, save for the ridiculously unpronounceable languages splattered throughout. And Paolini sometimes lapses into some very archaic grammar that doesn’t flow well. But the story is interesting and the characters engaging enough. A lot of it has been done before — and arguably better — it does have a lot of depth and the fantasy elements are quite solid.
So baring that in mind, I watched Eragon the other day. I’m still not quite sure why.