Thursday, August 12, 2010

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

I have been to the promised land, fellow Scott Pilgrim geeks, and the future is bright.  This Friday, Edgar Wright's (Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz) much anticipated adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's cult comic series will dance toe to toe with Julia Roberts and Sly Stallone to compete for the number one spot at the box office.  Let me pass on some free (and judgmental advice): if you're a person under the age of 30 and you throw down your dollars for anything before seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World this weekend, congratulations, you're an idiot.  Alright, alright, maybe not an idiot, but I just don't know if we can be friends.  There are a few reasons for this: 1. This is probably the most original film you're likely to see all summer (that's right, it's not Inception), 2. It's also pretty much the funniest film of the year thus far, 3. It's like a hybrid of a half dozen generational movies you already love,  4. It's shiny, bright, fast-paced, and cast exactly right.  EXACTLY right.  Scott Pilgrim is essentially the only character who doesn't look just like his drawn counterpart, but Michael Cera plays him so convincingly it doesn't even matter...

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