Perhaps it’s because I never really got into the Scott Pilgrim comics by Bryan Lee O’Malley or maybe it’s that I just don’t really care for Michael Cera, but I have to say my reaction to the brand new Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World teaser trailer is decidedly mixed. Sure, its got lots of action, drama, romance and some great looking visuals, which is good.
To be honest, I can’t quite put my finger on why I don’t love it. I should, seeing as I really like comics in general and movies in particular. So, it should follow that combining those two things should generate considerable interest. It just doesn’t in this case.
Maybe it’s the way director Edgar Wright decided to include comic book flourishes like the giant “thock” and “whup” when characters get hit. Or, perhaps it’s just that I don’t care for Michael Cera and have seen him play this part too many times the exact same way. Could be something to that.
No matter what my opinion is, feel free to judge for yourself and click through to check out the teaser. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which features Cera in the title role along with Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, hits theaters on August 13th.