Friday, March 5, 2010

Scott Pilgrim is Going to Melt Your Face

Doubters and haters, it's looking worse and worse for you. Edgar Wright's adaptation of the comic series Scott Pilgrim is chalking up advanced buzz that's more and more overwhelmingly positive with each test screening.  If rumors are true, this isn't merely the hipster/geek movie to end all hipster/geek movies. It's also one helluva action comedy, brilliantly cast, and will stand tall within the genre of graphically inclined page to screen works.  /film has posted the fawning praise by directors Jason Reitman and Greg Mottola previously, but it looks like there was recently another screening with Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino in attendence.  Apparently, they flipped for it.  The Film Stage spoke with Smith about his reaction, here's some of what he had to say: 

"“That movie is great. It’s spellbinding and nobody is going to understand what the fuck just hit them. I would be hard pressed to say,”he’s bringing a comic book to life!” but he is bringing a comic book to life. If you’ve ever seen Scott Pilgrim, he did a fucking damn fine job of taking essentially an anime looking book and putting it into the real world while keeping everything about that book that’s kind of cool and what pops. He describes it as Say Anything meets Kill Bill and he’s not that far from accuracy. The chick who plays Knives, the little Asian girl, she’s going to be a star. She is adorable in the movie … Michael Cera is really great. He’s also doing something that’s different from what most people know him as in terms of the character. He’s a little more self assured and Bugs Bunny-like than George Michael. The fight scenes are fun. It’s just a fucking good time, man.”

I think it's now safe to say I'm officially really psyched.  Hey Edgar? Can I come to the next test run?  I promise valuable, no holds barred feedback and I promise you I've read the series. Cross my heart.

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