Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Teaser Trailer

I'm not the biggest fan of Michael Cera, but I am a huge fan of Edgar Wright. I absolutely loved Shaun of the Dead, and I thoroughly enjoyed Hot Fuzz. Now he's adapting the Scott Pilgrim vs the World graphic novels into a movie, and I couldn't be more excited. The comics are hilarious and have an intrinsic sentimentality for me because they are set in my hometown of Toronto. They also expertly mesh video game iconography, Japanese culture, and romantic sentimentality, all of which I love. All things considered, it's as though the Scott Pilgrim books were designed specifically to my tastes.

All this is to say that I am extremely excited for the movie adaptation, coming out on August 13th. Moreover I was thrilled today to see that the first teaser trailer has been released. Not only does it demonstrate that the film will effectively portray each of my favourite elements from the books (idealistic romance, idiosyncratic humour, cartoonish/video game-esque violence, Toronto busses, etc.), it also shows that Michael Cera will go somewhat out of his comfort zone and actually act for this movie. In this trailer he not only speaks to a girl but actually manages to hit on her, albeit with debatable success. Despite my initial reservation he may actually be suited for this role, and I couldn't be happier.

Expect more on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as the film's release date approaches. Also I might blog about the graphic novels because they are amazing, and lets face it I have a bit of a thing for dissecting adaptations.

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