So for her birthday this year, the Princess requested that we go see Eragon, which happened to be opening on the same day. She’s a big fan of the book, and while no one else in our family has read it we were all looking forward to a fun fantasy romp. After all, It’s got dragons and swords and farmboys… what could go wrong?
By ten minutes into the movie the pain had passed the Star Wars: Episode 1 threshold… and it was just getting started. Around halfway through the birthday girl actually asked if we could leave the film because, in her words, “this movie is BAD!”. We were only too happy to acquiesce. I stumbled out of the theater, clutching my head and moaning, wishing I could wash the badness out of my brain.
Nutshell review: Eragon sucks on toast, with a side of bacon. Even Mike Nelson would have a hard time getting through it. Avoid at all costs.
EDIT: Oh good, I’m not the only one.