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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer debut

Behold, the trailer for Edgar Wright’s latest comedic opus, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, based on the comics series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. I have probably watched this about 20 times so far today because I am just that much of a loser. From what can be ascertained from less than a minute and a half, it seems to stay pretty true to the integrity of the comics, down to sound effects reinforced via superimposed text. The sense of humor seems spot on, the previews of the fight scenes are beautifully choreographed, and hey, new music from Beck. Of course, the problem is Michael Cera. Scott is described as “dopey,” but he’s a confident sort of dopey, and that’s a real challenge for Michael Cera. It’s impossible to buy Anna Kendrick as being his younger sister, and I feel like I just watched him lose his virginity for the 80th time. I desperately want to reserve judgment on him–this is only just the first trailer. Here’s hoping that future ones will have more from the supporting characters, there was a distinct lack of Kim, Wallace, and Knives. The basics have been established.

I’ve barely started properly blogging again, and I’ve already started slacking off. No Top Eight Thursday this week.

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Scott Pilgrim volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour

The final installment of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series will be released on 20 July 2010, and will apparently feature Scott being determined, Gideon being evil, and Ramona, Kim, Knives, and Envy being mildly frightened and apprehensive. Obviously, there’s still some evil ex ass that needs to be kicked. Read more here.

I only started getting into Scott Pilgrim after news of the upcoming live-action film version came out, due to the fact that I have this recurring problem of reading about Michael Cera starring in the adaptation of an interesting-sounding book, reading the book, and then becoming outraged because Michael Cera is so completely and utterly wrong for the role. Let it be known that I have become thoroughly attached to this precious little series and can’t wait to see how it ends. I adore these characters far too much and wish they were my best friends.