By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Though all the fanboys (and plenty of the pubs) are screaming praises for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World out of Comic Con, it's time for the more-serious trades to see how the film measures up.
Reviewed: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
So what do the likes of THR and Variety have to say about Scott Pilgrim? Check out some snippets below:
An example of attention-deficit filmmaking at both its finest and its most frustrating, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" blends the styles of videogames, sitcoms and comicbooks for a mostly hollow, high-energy riff on the insecurities of young love. With Michael Cera in the title role, twentysomethings and under will swiftly embrace this original romancer, which treats the subject as if there were nothing more important in all the universe, though anyone over 25 is likely to find director Edgar Wright's adaptation of the cult graphic novel exhausting, like playing chaperone at a party full of oversexed college kids.
Hard to say who won this battle but Universal should be rewarded at the boxoffice. Chore No. 1 is accomplished: The fanboys and girls gave a resounding shriek of approval to Universal's "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" at Comic-Con following its "surprise" screening here at the comic book-driven event that has become a kind of Halloween for adults. But the question remains: Will anybody else care?
Yes, not as positive as the screaming we've heard from others out of Comic Con, but I guess it could be worse. Count me in on one of those that will be seeing it. Check out the full reviews for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World by clicking the bold links above.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World opens to theaters on August 13th.