Thursday, December 14, 2006

stay tuned

I'm in for it, but I don't think it will be that bad.

What's "that"? Eragon, the movie. I'll be going with the three offspring and two of their friends, on Sunday.

I know that everyone already hates it, particularly my old friend Walter Chaw at FFC.

The thing is, I have the feeling the kids will enjoy it. They don't care how closely the story is ripped off from Star Wars; DS1 knows it repeats a lot of the same elements but thought it was a fun story nevertheless. He's 9 years old, and I think he's right: it was a fun story. It wasn't particularly well-told to begin with, so it's no surprise if the screenplay is a mess. Our expectations are set very, very low.

I find myself strangely up for the prospect of seeing this wretched thing. It will give me something very different to write about.

1 comment:

Kerry Crochets said...

Personally, I'm excited to see it. I've read both Eragon and Eldest and, while I agree that there are some plot rips, I still thought it was an intriguing and captivating story. I look forward to eventually reading the third in the trilogy, as well. I think maybe my captivation with the saga, though, has as much to do with the author and the fact that he wrote the first two as a teenager. If you take his age into consideration, they're really quite good. And youhave to give the kid credit for not only getting his books published, but securing a screeenplay as well!