So Michael Cera has a new movie coming up, called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, based on a popular comic book series. The new trailer has recently been released, and as soon as Cera opens his awkward mouth with his awkward, squeaky voice, it looks like just another Cera-ish movie: about an awkward, shy teen who awkwardly attempts to win a cute girl (and usually does in the end, shamefully). Fortunately, I was wrong (at least partially). He does in fact star as an awkward teen, but it's as if they stole his character from Superbad or Year One or Arrested Development or Juno or...okay, any of his movies, and threw him into an epic, hardcore movie filled with of all the goofy moments that made the original Batman television show so great: lots of ridiculous and over-the-top action, sound effects, animation, acting, etc. That's exactly what the trailer screams: over-the-top. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, so I can't helped but be intrigued. Especially because Cera gets beat up in the trailer. A lot. No complaints from me, that's for sure.
Everything is totally sweet.
Scott Pilgrim's life is so awesome. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, "between jobs," and dating a cute high school girl. Everything's fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, roller blading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn't covered in rose petals. Ramona's seven evil exes stand between Scott and true happiness. Can Scott beat the bad guys and get the girl without turning his precious little life upside-down?