Because it could turn out to be another disaster like "Cat in the Hat." You know how it feels when Hollywood takes a classic picture book from your childhood and cranks it out as a real schlockter. Hurts the heart a little.
Then I heard that Spike Jonze was directing it. OK. I started to get hopeful again. This could be... potentially... great.
THEN, I saw this trailer, and along with the musical magic of the Arcade Fire, I got a little teary-eyed.
Are you as excited as I am?
THIS JUST IN: Dave Eggers co-wrote the screenplay, and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs collaborated on the soundtrack. Now I'm officially giddy with anticipation.