Mostly Positive Buzz for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD after Early Test Screening

     January 20, 2010

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Last night, there was an early test screening of Edgar Wright’s highly-anticipated Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and the reviews that have leaked out are fairly positive.  Of course, this was an early cut of the film and it had unfinished effects, score, soundtrack, etc.  There will certainly be changes between now and the film’s theatrical release in August.  Nevertheless, some folks definitely liked what they saw.

Maria Von Crapp over at Aint It Cool said,

” While it’s not really like anything I’ve seen before, 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.”  But my favorite part of her review, is this: “One thing made me smile even before the movie began: they redid the Universal logo and theme song as an 8 bit video game version.”  I hope that makes the final cut.

Click here to read Maria Von Crapp’s full review.  Hit the jump for more reviews from the test screening.

michael_cera_scott_pilgrim_01.jpgEwok1 from SuperHeroHype enthusiastically reported,

“Michael Cera was a perfect cast for Scott Pilgrim, as well as the girl who played Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). 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 scenes actually had the whole “vs” voice overs. ‘FIGHT!’ ‘PERFECT’ ‘COMBO’ ‘FINISH HIM!'”

Click here to read Ewok1’s full review.

NeoGAF commenter “oatmeal” provided a different take on Cera:

” For starters, Cera is Michael Cera. He’s always cute, charming, and you know exactly what you’re going to get from him. That’s not taking anything away from him, he’s great in this…but still, he’s Michael Cera.”  However, he also has high praise for the fight scenes: ” I think the real show stoppers are the ‘7 exes’, who Cera has to battle in order to win the heart of the always-coloring-her-hair-differently Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)… Starting with Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha), we get to see just why Edgar Wright is, IMO, one of the most talented filmmakers out there. The fight scenes in this film are ludicrous. They are incredibly high energy, completely unique from one another, and a total riot.”

Click here to read oatmeal’s full review.

Finally, here are a collection of tweets from folks who were at the screening [via /Film]:

@JooseBocks Just watched the screening for “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”. Shit is like Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist and Street Fighter in one lmao

@jayboogie82 Scott pilgrim vs. The world was a entertaining film with Michael cera. Look for it late summer.

@Taelah Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is soooo fun! That movie was soooo good! Can’t wait for it to come out! So silly!

@inv8rtak Saw an advanced Screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Really funny. I give it 3.8 out of 5 stars.

@AndyAlvarez Just saw a screening for SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Good stuff. Will look even better after post production i’m sure.

@KilluhK Just watched scott pilgrim vs the world! Talk about awesome! Yay for special screenings!

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