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Scott Pilgrim and the Incredible Action

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I post this new international poster for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (via Heidi MacDonald via Empire) mostly to ask our illustrious readers the following question. I understand how SP‘s origin as an independent comic, its use of music by indie/alt-rock icons Beck, Broken Social Scene, and Metric, and the presence of Quirkmeisters General Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman is the collective lens through which a lot of people are viewing the thing. But am I the only person who’s got it on a “movies to see this summer” list that includes Predators, Neil Marshall’s Centurion, and Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables — seeing it first and foremost as an action movie rather than a whimsical hipster romantic comedy, in other words? I’m always excited for movies that introduce a new way to shoot action and combat to Western audiences, from Saving Private Ryan to The Matrix to 300 to Speed Racer, and I think what Wright (and of course the source, Bryan Lee O’Malley) are up to in Scott Pilgrim might do exactly that. What say you?

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As someone who has little to no interest in the comic, or hipsterism or music, yes I saw the trailer as a big action comedy that I am very much looking forward to in the vein of the other films you mentioned. I’m also simply looking forward to it as “hyped for Edgar Wright’s new movie”.

I think that’s a sound reading. The books are basically comedic indie slife with wonderful wierdness. The fights are very much ancillary. Whereas I think the proportions will be totally reversed for the film.

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