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I remember there was a post some time ago asking who was looking forward to this mini-series. I was; I am not anymore. Let me tell you why.
Let me state right off the bat that I did not read the book(s). From what I have read, the mini-series was a piss-poor adaptation of the book, that is good.
The acting was terrible. Not only did it start off very corny, but the character development of Ged's (which I am told is his "secret name" (I will talk about why this pissed me off later)) father and teacher is absolutely atrocious. I was left dazed and confused, which never happens as I have a very high comprehension level. For example, I read through 400 pages of Thoreau's work in a single day and remembered it all for an exam two years later. I am not trying to brag; I am trying to make a point that if I can't under stand it, it must be done poorly (which kind of makes it sound like I am bragging, doesn't it? Sorry about that).
Well, this was going to be longer, but I am going to shorten this dramatically since I am sick at the moment. I just want to mention this last thing. Having not read the books, I do not know if this was in there, but the use of a "secret name of power" really annoyed me. Why, you may wonder? If you read the book Eragon, Christopher Paolini uses the same thing. It works exactly the same way, too. If someone knows the secret name of something, that person can control that thing. Having loved the book Eragon, I hated to see his work used like that. However, I am going to check the publishing date on both books right now and see who had the idea first. Thought, I probably should have done that before commenting, right?
Ouch, rough. Apparently Earthsea beat Eragon by 22 years. Uh oh, Christopher, someone has been caught.
Doesn't matter now. Tell me what you thought of the movie and I will edit this post soon.
P.S - Don't point out grammatical errors, I already spotted them all, but I am not fixing them now or probably ever.