Scott Pilgrim and the Incredible Action
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?