An early test-screening of Edgar Wright's adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was held last night for some lucky people in Las Vegas, and early reviews have sprung up on the web. What was screened was an early cut of the film, with unfinished effects and I'm guessing a temp soundtrack. Though there are some obvious gripes about the unfinished aspects, all of the reviews are extremely positive!
Here are some blurbs that I have selected, that I will try to piece together like a schizophrenic code breaker:
Ewok1 on SHH said:
Pure 8-bit amazingness. I was given a piece of paper that read "The movie you are about to watch is a mix between JUNO and MORTAL KOMBAT." I instantly knew what I was going to see. (Full Review)
In an echo the the studio's clever hand out analogy, or perhaps a subliminal seed of planted "free thought"...
...JooseBocks tweeted a very similar sentiment, saying:
Just watched the screening for “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”. Shit is like Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist and Street Fighter in one lmao
"Lmao" with that "shit" indeed. So the basic equation seems to go:
Micael Cera movie + fighter game from the 90's = Scott Pilgrim
But the video game references don't end there. Oatmeal on Neogaf said:
Right off the bat, I knew I was going to love it. The Universal Logo was rendered in 8 bit with the Universal theme [as] a MIDI version. Awesome. I knew I was again going to love it when the familiar opening from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (triforce spinning) cued the opening shot, a tilt down to an exterior of a house. (Full Review)
With Ewok1 also explaining:
There where numerous references to everything video games. People exploding into coins, life bars, experience points, and even a brief Final Fantasy reference. The fight scene actually had the whole "vs" voice overs. "FIGHT!" "PERFECT" "COMBO" "FINISH HIM"!
Maria Von Crapp's movie analogies have a bit more to sink your imagination into, telling AICN:
It’s like some mash-up of elements from Fight Club, Kill Bill, Speed Racer, Natural Born Killers and a Michael Cera movie (take your pick). As schizophrenic as that sounds, Edgar Wright found a way to shake all that up and come out with something original and fun and fundamental. It’s kind of like a John Hughes movie smashed into The Matrix. (Full Review)
We've heard the buzz that the fight scenes would be crazy and the picture above would certainly testify that Edgar Wright has created something very unique.
The fight scenes in this film are ludicrous. They are incredibly high energy, completely unique from one another, and a total riot.
Von Crapp said:
Scott has to defeat her "seven evil exes" in these insane video-game/anime style fights that basically follow the same kind of Looney Tunes physics as most wire-fu.
The other Twitter fare all give the movie their approval:
jayboogie82 on tweeted:
Scott pilgrim vs. The world was a entertaining film with Michael cera. Look for it late summer.
Taelah on tweeted:
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is soooo fun! That movie was soooo good! Can’t wait for it to come out! So silly!
helen medina tweeted:
Saw an advanced Screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Really funny. I give it 3.8 out of 5 stars.
Just saw a screening for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Good stuff. Will look even better after post production i’m sure. Good. Clever. Original. It has a feeling of dragging especially towards the end.
Just watched scott pilgrim vs the world! Talk about awesome! Yay for special screenings!
So the humor and the fight scenes seem to have won the crowd over. Click on over to the "Full Review" buttons in the quotes to read more on the individual performances of the cast. This early buzz gets me more excited for the finished product! So much so, that my excitement would probably have me tweeting so quickly after watching it, I may get the title of the movie WRONG.
Just like Cristian Maroquin on Twitter who said:
So I got invited to the movie screening for “Scott Pilgrim VS the Universe” wich is comin out soon and it was truly funny and original LOL.