When I first heard that they were making a movie based off the indie comic book series known as Scott Pilgrim, I had no idea what the hype was about. I then proceeded to go to my local comic bookstore and buy the first volume. The next day I bought the following two, and then the day after that, I got the rest of them, five in total. Reading them with tenacious veracity, I quickly fell in love with this series.
Now comes the movie, which stars none other than Michael Cera. Michael Cera is good at playing Michael Cera, and generally plays that role and nothing else. But ah, how the tables have turned! I’ll be honest, I was initially disappointed when I discovered that he was gonna be playing the somewhat-jerkish, yet incredibly badass Scott Pilgrim. This new picture though has changed my mind! I don’t even know what’s happening, except that Cera is jumping around with a FLAMING SWORD on a pyramid thing with others jumping around him. Suffice to say, this one shot alone has sold me on the movie.
Also, Brandon Routh is going to be in the movie, but what’s important about that is that he and Michael Cera are going to fight. Did I mention that the guy who’s directing this movie also directed the much loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? No? Well now you know.