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.