I wasn’t sure about Scott Pilgrim at first – probably because Michael Cera has been cast as the same type of character he’s always cast as. Luckily though, this trailer has given me some newfound excitement for the film, as it looks crazy in an awesome way. The light-hearted, self-referential approach looks to be reminiscent of Kick-Ass; which is of course a good thing.
The original manga-inspired comic’s insanity seems to have transferred well to the screen, and Edgar Wright seems like the right guy to handle all the ’80s-’90s videogame references and such (the lead character’s band is called Sex Bob-omb). Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were brilliant anyway, so hopefully that level of quality is held up here, despite it being a quite different type of film. Essentially though, if Scott Pilgrim can manage to maintain the trailer’s upbeat, exciting, action-packed craziness, without becoming boring, then this will definitely be another comic book adaptation to look out for.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hits cinemas on August 13th, and you can watch the trailer in even better HD at Facebook here.
P.S. In case you’re wondering – the song in the second half of the trailer is “Invaders Must Die” by The Prodigy. Yes, it is amazing.