Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Opening August 13, 2010

This trailer debuted last week, and even though it’s technically only a teaser trailer, it provides enough of a snapshot of the film to make it worth exciting. Anyone who’s seen “Superbad,” “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” and “Youth in Revolt” knows that Michael Cera pretty much plays the same role in every movie. Anyone who hasn’t seen those films probably knows that too. But this here is a different take on the same kind of part, and it looks to be all the more fun since there are superpowers involved. I’ve never read the graphic novels on which this movie is based, but it seems like they’re really popular and very enjoyable. Everyone here appears to be having a good time, and I like how the movie seems to preserve the onomatopoeia of comic books, where the sounds are written out. On screen, it has an amusing effect, and I imagine that will make it even more entertaining. Cera looks particularly young and easy to fluster, and he’s tried before to win the heart of some teenage girl, but now he has that added bonus of superpowers. Some fun names, including Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman, ltter the cast, as well as breakout starlets Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air”) and Alison Pill (“In Treatment”). The movie’s tagline, “an epic of epic epicness,” drives home the fact that this is a farce at heart, and as long as it doesn’t mimic “Epic Movie” (which I have not seen, but have heard uniformly abysmal things about), it should be alright. I especially like the humor espoused by Kendrick’s character when she tells Pilgrim not to date the girl with eleven evil ex-boyfriends and he corrects the figure to seven, and she responds, “oh well, that’s not that bad.” This one doesn’t hit theaters until August, but it’s sure to a blast at the end of the summer. Are you excited? Have you read the source material?

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

Looks interesting, I agree. No reviews yet, but I'm hopeful.