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.