Friday, March 26, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Teaser is Finally Here!

The hugely anticipated trailer for Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has finally surfaced online for geeks and hipsters alike to dissect at length.  The film has (as previously mentioned) been very well received at test screenings, with folks like Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith talking it up as one of the most entertaining action comedies they've seen in a long time.  It's that kind of buzz that pushes Scott Pilgrim to George Lucas levels of excitement in the comic con set.  Wright's controversial casting of mumblecore Michael Cera as the titular lead was a little jarring, but I'd say these cursory glances are definitely pointing towards the right direction, and making good use of the boy otherwise known as George Michael's lightsaber skills.  Beyond that, Wright seems to have made a colorful, exciting mash-up of comic book and videogame stylistic sensibilities that could honestly be carried out to perfection in a way we haven't quite seen before. 

Ramona's Seven Evil Exes are also an impressive line-up, so far looking pretty dead-on.  Chris Evans might put in a performance that actually makes me and the rest of the planet like him as douchebag Lucas Lee.  I'd argue a scene stealing performance from him here might be quite crucial to the success of his new role as Captain America (missed that? Oh, it's happening).  Ex-Superman Brandon Routh is also onboard as a Vegan psychic, Mae Whitman (who played Anne on Arrested Development!!) is Ramona's lesbian fling, and one of my fake boyfriends, Jason Schwartzman is head hipster Gideon Graves.  Hurrah!  What's more? The film, (this means the music by fictional band Sex Bob-Omb) is being scored by Beck and two of the original songs are previewed in the teaser.  How excited are we?  Tremendously. It's palpable.

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