The tagline for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which brings five of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six Scott Pilgrim graphic novels to the big screen, is: “An epic of epic epicness.” Just when I was starting to hate the e-word, someone had to go and make it cool again — or at least funny. But I wasn’t sure if this claim of superiority was just big talk from marketing minions until I watched the film’s teaser trailer. Which is indeed epic.
Did you get an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vibe at the very beginning? I did. Clearly it was because of the Clementine-ish pink (and later blue) hair on Ramona V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Scott Pilgrim’s crush. And speaking of Scott… I have a feeling that a lot of Pilgrim fans were/are worried that Michael Cera wouldn’t be able to break out of his wimpy sidekick mold to embody the series’ bass-playing, evil ex-defeating hero. Elements of his usual shtick are definitely still there, but I think that the worst case scenario is that any weaknesses in Cera’s performance will be outweighed by what look to be awesome effects and a kick-ass line-up of “villains,” including Jason Schwartzbaum, Chris Evans and Brandon Routh. And a big “Yay!” for Anna Kendrick as Scott’s little sis!
What’s your take? Is this trailer worthy of “epic” status?