Scott Pilgrim takes on the world.

The soon to be released film “Scott Pilgrim vs The World”, is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the summer year. Since its announcement various trailers and clips for the film have been released, each giving more footage from the film, which as a result leaves people craving the movie even more each time! Kind of like a drug addiction, but better as its less likely to kill you. Here’s a shot of heroin in the form of the latest Scott Pilgrim trailer:

The film is directed by Edgar Wright, who was the brains behind Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, which were both films that pushed the limits of comedy through original themes and plot-lines. This in itself should show what we can expect from Wrights latest venture as he takes on a film which allows for manipulation of romance, comedy, action, and fantasy at the same time! A task which he himself notes is an “intriguing challenge”, and hopefully a challenge that gets kicked down and sent straight to intensive care as it is met with all sorts of epic levels of AWESOME.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World has been well casted with the lead role taken up by Michael Cera, an actor who has previously starred in blockbusters such as Superbad, Arrested Development and Juno. Roles which have always played out well due to his recognisable character personalities, which portray very much an everyman timid geek sort of character. I think this will match him well into the role of Scott Pilgrim, a character who seems to have the whole world against him from multiple angles, as is portrayed through the evil ex’s. Infact one of the evil ex’s he faces is played by Brandon Routh, who is probably most recognisable to most for his role as the man of steel in the most recent film to the franchise “Superman Returns”…. but we should probably avoid mentioning that in the same post as this film… cause ya know.. the trailers for Scott Pilgrim alone piss all over that film.

The film is set to appeal heavily to the video game raised generation of today, who have grown upto A & B buttons of nintendo controllers, and choruses of 8-bit music. At the same time i think it will also appeal broadly to older generations (well… probably not too old?) as it promises to bring a new spin on fight scenes, and romance through it’s comic book fantasy styles. These styles used throughout the film as seen in the trailers are one of my favourite aspects, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how they play out!

I will be attending a early screening August 12th in London so intend to have a review up immediately! Well… as soon as possible… i might still be sat in the cinema chair a week after, slowly trying to face the fact that it will possibly be the best film i’ll see in my life. I might just give up on life there and then infact…. yup… totally just found out the real purpose of Scott Pilgrim vs The World… Global Depression, leading to population control.

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About Tom Burns
I'm an online blogger currently living on the South Coast of England where I study Interactive Media at university and practice as a Freelance interactive designer. In my free time I write reviews, and share my thoughts through a range of social media outlets such as Twitter, Wordpress, and YouTube, where I am an accomplished video blogger with a subscriber-base of 11,000 and over a million total video views. As you can probably gather.. much of my focus is in the realm of Social Media, an area I hope to one day end up in!

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