March 25, 2010


The first trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has come online.  Those of you who read the site on a regular basis are probably well aware at this point of how much I’m looking forward to this film.  By some insane miracle, this trailer made me want to see it even more.  Like I want to build a time machine, jump to August 13th, see the movie, and space-time continuum be damned.

I love how the trailer misdirects you into thinking this is another sappy love story, and then shows you shots from movie that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.  Literally.  Watching this trailer, I was unable to think of another movie that had comparable visuals.  And as an added bonus, there’s three new images for the film which also let you know you’re headed into something that may have no regard for whether your mind stays in one piece or not.

Okay.  Gushing time is over.  Just hit the jump to see the trailer, see the new images, and read the official synopsis.  Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits theaters on August 13th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World:

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera).  A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally.  The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)?  Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.  Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend.  It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult.  From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass-and now is back in town-to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy.  He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past-from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins.  And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

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