Instead I’m looking to the future. It won’t be long now until Watchmen, Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the classic graphic novel, hits cinemas. Zack Snyder’s doing his best, throwing all the slow mo effects he can muster into the film.
Starring Michael Cera (Superbad) and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a adapted from a series of manga inspired graphic novels that follow our titular hero, a 20 something slacker living in Toronto, whose top priorities in life are to play in his band, ‘Sex Bob-omb’, play videogames and date a cute high school girl. He is described at the beginning as ‘Scott Pilgrim, 23, rating : Awesome’. Everything’s cool and simple until delivery girl Romana Flowers walks into Scott’s life, and his dreams, and turns everything up side down
The movie, which also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof) and Alison Pill (Milk), is adapted from the series of Canadian graphic novels of the same name, written and drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
It makes perfect sense that Edgar Wright should be directing, after his work on the TV show Spaced, a programme about similiar themes and steeped in popular culture.
And like Spaced, the themes at work here are much deeper than it might at first seem. The friendships and group dynamic of the books change and evolve over time, and Scott himself starts to grow up. The themes become more adult and layered, and the fight scenes become less important than the relationships between the characters.’ It’s basically awesome.
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