If the teaser poster for Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is any indication, Scott Pilgrim may be the most comic book accurate film to-date.
The poster, which features lead Michael Cera rocking out on a guitar, is directly from the pages of the first volume of Scott Pilgrim. The tagline, “an Epic of Epic Epicness,” is in keeping with the comic’s geeky sense of humour and hints at how much fun this movie will likely be. However, not much is given away about the plot, which involves Scott Pilgrim having to fight the seven evil exes of his dream girl Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, in order to win her heart.
This film will likely be the sleeper hit of the summer. Feedback from preview screenings has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s received the thumbs up from Kevin Smith, Greg Mottola and Jason Reitman. If reports are to be believed, Wright has successfully blended the worlds of comics and video games in a frenetic mix for the screen.
However, the film will hinge on how successfully Michael Cera can play Scott Pilgrim instead of playing himself. The young actor has taken heat for playing the same awkward hipster in all his films. Scott Pilgrim, while definitely hip, requires a zaniness that one hopes Cera can achieve. Personally, I think the vitriolic attitude towards Cera isn’t totally warranted. He does what he does, play hip, very well and his recent performance in “Youth in Revolt” proved that he can mix it up when required.
Due out Aug. 20, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” also stars Brandon Routh, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin and Mae Whitman.
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