*QUICK UPDATE: there's been some confusion about this blog since it was
featured. I wrote this about six months ago, and
since then some of the information is dated. Sorry for any
*Blurbs* - Denotes new content
So I went to see Shutter Island with a friend last week, and we got a sheet saying we're invited to attend a premiere for a new film not being released yet. We show up for the film yesterday (thinking we would be seeing Kick-Ass), and to our surprise, we were shown...
Yes, that's right I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and I love the fuck out of this movie. Like the snowjob Carlyle received from Paramount for Star Trek, we honestly thought Kick-Ass was being screened for the general public. It was being billed as a "music driven slacker action-comedy based on a comic book series", and I thought that this movie was still in the process of editing, but man was I surprised.
After the screening, not only did I fill out the typical screening sheet, but me and my friend were also involved in the focus group Q&A session in order to get a general consensus of who would like the film and why. I have now cemented my name into this film's history. And I'm damn proud of it.
I would like to review it, but... okay. I will.
*This review contains no spoilers, story elements, or anything that could ruin your movie-going experience with this film.*
So does it follow the comic?
My praise goes out to Edgar Wright, because not only did he beautifully translate this zany world to the screen so brilliantly, he knew how to make everyone love it. And when it comes to following the comic like any good adaptation should, it follows it so well that when I picked up the book yesterday, every change they made for pacing also made sense.
But what about the general public who haven't even heard of this?
You like video games? Well then you'll love it. They have video game references out the wazoo, but you don't have to be a hardcore gamer to get the jokes.
Indie music? I hate that genre and I somehow loved the music. The music appealed to me in the vein of Guitar Hero, where they feature bands that people may not like or unknown artists and their sound is just so appealing that everyone will love it. So people who are fans of the genre? Yeah, they'll love it too.
People who like Michael Cera? They will love it. People like me who thought he is annoying? They'll see his usual shtick as a perfect fit for the character, and he can also fight which surprised the hell outta me.
And speaking of acting, every actor in this is great and no one performs
awfully. You might not like a certain character, but you won't think
they couldn't act or did things that weren't fitting for the role. *The other cast members? They are just as good as Cera. Chris Evans and Brandon Routh were my favorite exes, simply because they understood the character. And I discovered a new hottie thanks to this film...
Yeah, I really am in love with Mary Elizabeth Winstead*
The action, cinematography, romance, and it's offbeat humor will give everyone something they want out of a film like this, and that is why I give this film a very high...
*But why not a Better than Sex you ask? Simple, I didn't like the ending. But since they shot some stuff from Vol. 6, I hope that one point in the ending will be changed.*
So please people, when it comes out on August 13th, see the fuckin' thing. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
*UPDATE* - NEW REVIEW HERE