Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm So Psyched, So Very, Very Psyched

Ask anyone who's been sitting near me in a theater when the trailer has run and they'll tell you: I'm so so so damn excited about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.  Adding to the excitement?  The release of the Volume 6 finale to Bryan Lee O'Malley's series: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.  It was rather epic.  Guys, if you haven't: read this comic.  Before the movie.  Get on it.  Go to the library.  In the mathematical ratio of fun quotient to pages consumed to time spent to humor to cultural relevancy to sheer, unadulterated cleverness, Scott Pilgrim is the best.  It wins all games and scores bonus lives.  It's that good. 

Of course, Scott Pilgrim does much in illustration that may be difficult to translate to the screen.  Expectations are high, dizzyingly so in a good many circles. When the raw source material already shines, the chance of disappointment in the adaptation is admittedly something like the 8-ball shake "it is certain".

No matter.  I'm keeping positive.  The trailer imagery seems to have captured quite a bit of the gamer aspect quite well, and unlike others, I don't think Michael Cera and Scott Pilgrim are entirely disparate characters.  Cera's not a mirror image, but Pilgrim's characterization is something he will likely embody quite well.   If it turns out to be dreadful?  Well, at least Jason Schwartzman's in it.*

Anyhow. The original reason for this gushing geekdom post?  The audio clip for a roughly 5 second song by fictional Sex Bob-Omb's rival band Crash and the Boys.  On the soundtrack, Sex Bob-Omb is repped by Beck, while Crash and the Boys has their material penned (deceptively and hilariously) by Broken Social Scene (The Clash at Demonhead is Metric).  It's short, very upset, and called "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad".  [via Pitchfork]

Crash and the Boys (Broken Social Scene) "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very, Sad" by prefixmag

*shut up.

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