I watched the movie and read the books and I thought the movie was pretty cool. I also liked some of the things they showed in the movie and preferred them to the book such as the scene up to were Saphira 1 is attacked by Morzans dragon, how both Zar'roc and the Gedwëy ignasia looked, the flame-like shimmer that would run up Zar'rocs blade, the spell Skulblakas ven, the look of Eragon and Saphiras armor. I especially liked the near ending scene where Eragon and Saphira fight Durza and The Beast. However, there are some things I didn't like about the movie with the main thing being how it took them only two days to travel from Carvahall to Farthen Dûr. I would have also preferred they had kept the characters as they looked in the books such as the elves, dwarves, urgals, Eragon and Arya. For Saphira and Brom, I liked how they looked in the movie but I'm not opposed to having them look the same as their book counterparts.