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August 16th, 2010


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09:43 pm - SCOTT PILGRIM VS. ONE MORE GUY WITH AN OPINION

I was able to catch Scott Pilgrim vs. The World today and thought it was really good (better than Hot Fuzz, but not nearly as great as Shaun of the Dead – of course, will anything ever be as great as that one?). I have to say that Scott Pilgrim is the most movie I’ve seen in awhile (no, that’s not a typo). It was a total visual and aural assault and unlike any other movie I’ve ever seen and, yet, in the film’s most impressive feat, everything feels very tightly controlled and it’s a breeze to follow and understand. I’m also glad that I saw this on the big screen because some of the material that left me reeling in the theater might end up seeming pretty silly on my television.

 

It should also be noted that Michael Cera does some pretty brave work here. He plays a whiny, inconsiderate jerk for 8/9s of the movie and does so while rocking one of the worst haircuts I’ve seen in a mainstream summer flick (I was quite pleased that they explained the ‘do in the movie because it left me baffled every time I saw a publicity still).

 

The box office on Scott Pilgrim is also interesting. It opened below expectations, but was the biggest debut of director Edgar Wright’s career and I think, like his earlier work, will find a perpetually expanding audience as the word of mouth gets out.

 

That said, the funniest part of the movie was the trailer for Jackass 3D. Cannot wait for that one.

 

Current Music: Sex Bob-Omb – “Death To All Hipsters”

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