Netflix delivered Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to our doorstep today. So after a long afternoon of intense spring cleaning, we grabbed dinner-to-go from The Hat (yum) and settled in to watch said film. And I gotta say–not a huge fan.
The graphic novel/video game effects were entertaining. The overall editing/scripting/style took some getting used to but made things interesting. Which is good because the title character was lame. I know Michael Cera is, like, the geek of choice in Tinsel Town right now, but as Scott Pilgrim, he irks me. Which is saying a lot because I’ve got a thing for geeks.
I liked Cera in Juno–perhaps because he wasn’t the main character and because his character was charming and sweet. Scott Pilgrim is a thoroughly unlikeable jerk for 99% of the film. And he whines a lot. I hate whiny characters.
Maybe Cera is better in some of his other films–I don’t know because Scott Pilgrim and Juno are the only two I’ve seen. Shrug. Ah, well.