Thursday, January 7, 2010


If someone were to say to me, "Trevor, what's one movie you are most looking forward to in 2010?" I'd probably respond with "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, I think."

Now, bear in mind that there are about 15-20 movies I'm excited for in 2010. Far more than 2009, in fact. Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3, Shutter Island, The Social Network, Kick-Ass and Inception among them. But Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World just  has the potential to be awesome.

It's based a series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott is a 22-year-old hipster living in Canada who falls in love with the beautiful but mysterious Ramona Flowers. Unfortunately for Scott, the only way he can be with Ramona is to defeat her 7 Evil Ex-Boyfriends.

Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim and the Evil Exes are played by everyone from Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) to Jason Schwartzman (a bunch of great stuff, but notably Rushmore). To top it off, it's directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz).

It's just going to be a damn fun movie. The books are great, too. There's five of them out now and I think the last one comes out just before the movie does. It's manga style, so that might turn some people off initially, but I guarantee that they are worth reading.

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Vol. 1
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - Vol. 2
Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness - Vol. 3
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together - Vol. 4
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Universe - Vol. 5

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