Based on the first book in the "Inheritance Trilogy," Christopher Paolini's best-selling sword-and-sorcery series, this likable adventure is basically Lassie
with scales and should appeal to the books' large audience of adolescent boys. Paolini's epic unfolds in the mythical land of Alagaesia, a kingdom once filled with dragons and their telepathically linked dragon riders. That glorious golden age ended when evil Galbatorix (John Malkovich) seized power by killing all his fellow riders and their dragons. With the help of dark sorcerer Durza (Robert Carlyle), Galbatorix rules Alagaesia with an iron fist. But his dictatorship is threatened when the young elf pr...