Tag: Michael Cera

April 5, 2012 / / Main Slate

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World — 2010 — dir. Edgar Wright

Many films set out to teach viewers about different aspects of life, whether it’s facts they don’t know, people they’ve never seen, or situations they haven’t been exposed to. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World instills viewers with life lessons they never thought they’d need to know, and asks important questions such as, “Do you know this one girl with hair like this?” Another handy tip the film offers is something everyone can relate to—how to go about defeating the seven evil exes of the girl you love.

April 3, 2012 / / Main Slate

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – 2010 – dir. Edgar Wright

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, co-writer and director Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s celebrated comic book series, is an engagingly oddball affair and an almost-instant cult hit: it perhaps was not the massive mainstream success that the studio had hoped for upon its initial theatrical release, but it has a cadre of dedicated fans who embrace its rapid fire pop culture references and cheeky sense of style. One of Wright’s first major projects was Spaced, a sharp-witted British sitcom that slides in and out of pop pastiches without warning (For example: in one minute Spaced’s twentysomething lead is playing Playstation’s quintessential fighting game, Tekken; in the next he is arguing with his roommate while the fight announcer from Tekken comments on the action.), and Scott Pilgrim gives Wright a chance to further demonstrate his mastery of a distinctive kind of pop-saturated, slipstream comedy.