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The Scott Pilgrim Trailer Is Here!
Get out your flaming swords, people...

25 March 2010  |  Written by Alastair Plumb  

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ZOMG! The Scott Pilgrim vs The World trailer has landed, and it’s pretty flippin’ wild. Look forward to flaming swords, girls with alternating colour hair and 7 evil exes – all of whom need defeating.

That’s right, defeating. If you’re not aware of the premise, it’s just your average boy meets girl, boy snuggles with girl, girl tells boy she has 7 exes, all of whom must be beaten in battle in order for said boy and said girl to, um, ‘date’, tale.
 
Seems like a lot of effort for just one little lady (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but hey, it’s young love, that’s how it goes. The trailer is a tremendous flurry of asses being kicked and punches being thrown, comic book-style (appropriate considering its graphic novel origins), and, dare we say it, director Edgar Wright must be chuffed with how it looks.
 
Plus, it includes an appearance of Captain America to be, Chris Evans, slinging Michael Cera into a tower, so that makes it definitely, definitely, definitely worth watching. No offence Michael, it just looks cool is all. You know how it is.

Oh, and just so you know, Scott Pilgrim vs The World is out on August 6.


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RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
This looks great and I can't wait. As for Adam West's Batman this clip sums up why I love Adam West's Batman www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxLY_uo-cuQn lands on a box, is catapulted out of a window in to the sea AND EXPLODES! What's not to like? Plus the influence of Adam West's Batman makes Kick-Ass just a little bit more ace then it already is. More

Posted by mattdotwalker at 22:04 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
Haha! Love the look of this; silly, OTT, and just good dumb fun! I've been pondering the comic, and I think my mind has just been made up.   An Epic of Epic Epicness? Genius! More

Posted by Bobby Macabre at 12:29 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
Isn't it amazing how a bad haircut can really detract from a womans beauty. That said it looks ok. It appears to be one of those films which is trying too hard to stick to the comic it is based on down to replicating scenes but then I suppose having a comic book already drawn saves on those story board overheads. the down side is that it will not have a voice of its own and as the comic itself is rather a cult thing it does need to stand on its own two feet to really be a success. More

Posted by sanchia at 12:12 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
L: dontcallmeshirley I think what we're all ignoring is that the film features a fight between George Michael and a gothed up, chain-wielding Ann Veal....worth it for that alone. More

Posted by Cydonius at 11:19 on 27 March 2010 | Report This Post

Looks awsome, can't wait
....that's all I gotta say :-) More

Posted by chickabee at 14:31 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

Wow, that was unexpectedly awesome! More

Posted by Filmfan 2 at 11:45 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
L: Drone L: Mopictures All the people who are saying this looks crap are missing the point in a big way. It's an adaptation of a comic that is just as balmy and indie-quirky. And, like most comic-book adap trailers, it's almost impossible to make a good indication of the quality of the film as the power is always in the original text - which let's face it gets left out of most trailers. At the end of the day, I think Scott Pilgrim fans will love it, which sounds pretty appropriate More

Posted by Cinema_Junkie at 11:02 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

So original! Really want to see it, but...
it seems Cera's acting abilities are limited to exactly the same voice and character in every single film he does. More

Posted by Lemure at 10:54 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
I think what we're all ignoring is that the film features a fight between George Michael and a gothed up, chain-wielding Ann Veal....worth it for that alone. More

Posted by dontcallmeshirley at 09:54 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
L: Mopictures All the people who are saying this looks crap are missing the point in a big way. It's an adaptation of a comic that is just as balmy and indie-quirky. And, like most comic-book adap trailers, it's almost impossible to make a good indication of the quality of the film as the power is always in the original text - which let's face it gets left out of most trailers. At the end of the day, I think Scott Pilgrim fans will love it, which sounds pretty appropriate to me. sp; I More

Posted by Drone at 09:29 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

Sold!
I'm sold More

Posted by monkeyhumour at 02:58 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: .
L: John_Connor Gazz, everyone knows who/what The Hulk is! I'm talking within the context of influential CB/GN movies think you've misunderstood my use of the Hulk photo to make a point. You refer to Sin City as being the first film to bring "GN to Screen" in terms of style and I think Ang Lee's "Hulk" pips Sin City to the finish when we consider that it's truly the first comic book adaption that mimicked the comic book experience through it's execution. Sure it doesn't always succee More

Posted by Gazz at 02:17 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
Looks quality, absolutely suited to Edgar Wright's sensibilities - the "K-O" videogame shoutout brought back fond memories of /i]. Didn't know Anna Kendrick was in it, which was a nice surprise. More

Posted by Dirty Hartigan at 01:50 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
Looks fucking crap.   Cera, by himself, makes me want to punch the screen.   All those Batman THWACKS!!! look just tedious. KICK ASS will kill this stone dead.   And KICK ASS looks crap as well.   Nothing in either of these two movies feels as perfect as adambatman82's avatar. More

Posted by elzupasmonkey at 01:31 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
L: Mopictures All the people who are saying this looks crap are missing the point in a big way. It's an adaptation of a comic that is just as balmy and indie-quirky. And, like most comic-book adap trailers, it's almost impossible to make a good indication of the quality of the film as the power is always in the original text - which let's face it gets left out of most trailers. At the end of the day, Scott Pilgrim fans will love it, which sounds pretty appropriate to me.ote] I ac More

Posted by adambatman82 at 00:23 on 26 March 2010 | Report This Post

Aimed at teens? Funny, kinda like a comic book...
All the people who are saying this looks crap are missing the point in a big way. It's an adaptation of a comic that is just as balmy and indie-quirky. And, like most comic-book adap trailers, it's almost impossible to make a good indication of the quality of the film as the power is always in the original text - which let's face it gets left out of most trailers. At the end of the day, I think Scott Pilgrim fans will love it, which sounds pretty appropriate to me. More

Posted by Mopictures at 23:45 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
I think I came a little when watching this trailer. More

Posted by odddaze at 23:41 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
If Scott Pilgrim turns out to be crap I will be forced to tell S-E that he had a point. My pride will be broken. THING IS IT WILL NeVeR HAPPEN!!! BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. More

Posted by Deviation at 23:36 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
L: Snake-Eyes L: Rgirvan44 L: Snake-Eyes What the FUCK was that? It looks like utter, UTTER SHITE! Any surviving brain-dead fans of that 60's Adam West Batman show will probably ejaculate whilst watching it I suppose. e...that makes no sense on any level. Why can't you just say you don't like it cause it is out against endablesAlso my take on the trailer? OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! The fake out at the start was brilliant! edited to add - and stop mocki More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 23:15 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

I BET IT BECOMES A CULT CLASSIC.......
But I don't know if it will be appreciated on it's initial run (like most cult movies) More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 22:39 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
L: Deviation L: TheSpleen L: Deviation ng ]ORIGINAL: TheSpleen Maybe i'm getting too cynical in my old age but that looked simply awful. ng to teens in a big way, load of images flying at you then Michael Cera on a swing. uh? t just seems specifically aimed at teens, i know plenty of other films also do this and are watched by adults too i just felt the trailer was put together in a perculiar way. Anyway as i said maybe i'm just too old for it. aybe, but I More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:48 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
By mightiness you mean crapness right? Cause there is no other word to describe the wankery of The Expandables. And one day I need to know why people hate the West Batman. It was great fun and it demanded to be nothing else. Chutulu bless it. More

Posted by Deviation at 21:48 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
L: Rgirvan44 L: Snake-Eyes What the FUCK was that? It looks like utter, UTTER SHITE! Any surviving brain-dead fans of that 60's Adam West Batman show will probably ejaculate whilst watching it I suppose. e...that makes no sense on any level. Why can't you just say you don't like it cause it is out against endablesAlso my take on the trailer? OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! The fake out at the start was brilliant! edited to add - and stop mocking the Adam West Batman More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 21:45 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
L: TheSpleen L: Deviation ng ]ORIGINAL: TheSpleen Maybe i'm getting too cynical in my old age but that looked simply awful. ng to teens in a big way, load of images flying at you then Michael Cera on a swing. uh? t just seems specifically aimed at teens, i know plenty of other films also do this and are watched by adults too i just felt the trailer was put together in a perculiar way. Anyway as i said maybe i'm just too old for it. aybe, but I thought it was out More

Posted by Deviation at 21:43 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: How can anyone...
For the first time in my life.... I feel old.  More

Posted by UTB at 21:31 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

How can anyone...
FAIL to go completely spafftastic over that? WOW! I mean, I thought I knew, but now I definitely know. I'm in. Done. Wow. More

Posted by phlphlphl at 21:20 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
L: Deviation ng ]ORIGINAL: TheSpleen Maybe i'm getting too cynical in my old age but that looked simply awful. ng to teens in a big way, load of images flying at you then Michael Cera on a swing. uh? t just seems specifically aimed at teens, i know plenty of other films also do this and are watched by adults too i just felt the trailer was put together in a perculiar way. Anyway as i said maybe i'm just too old for it. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 21:08 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Honestly,
i needed ta see that twice...well done wright...e.p.i.c More

Posted by vdjfrancis at 20:59 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
ng ]ORIGINAL: TheSpleen Maybe i'm getting too cynical in my old age but that looked simply awful. ng to teens in a big way, load of images flying at you then Michael Cera on a swing. uh? More

Posted by Deviation at 20:57 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
I'll say it again. That is the ing. And Adam West's Batman is amazing, good distraction from the brooding one we have right now. More

Posted by Deviation at 20:55 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
Maybe i'm getting too cynical in my old age but that looked simply awful. Pandering to teens in a big way, just a load of images flying at you then Michael Cera on a swing. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 20:54 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What?
L: Snake-Eyes What the FUCK was that? It looks like utter, UTTER SHITE! Any surviving brain-dead fans of that 60's Adam West Batman show will probably ejaculate whilst watching it I suppose. e...that makes no sense on any level. Why can't you just say you don't like it cause it is out against the Expendables? Also my take on the trailer? OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! The fake out at the start was brilliant! edited to add - and stop mocking the Adam West Batman! Its TO More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 20:51 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It makes me feel happy
Wasn't convinced by any of the build up, but that looks like some good fun.  Like some of those crazy japanese films about bubbly girls fighting kareoke singing bad guys.  What is that film, anyway? More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 20:47 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

It makes me feel happy
to see such things. More

Posted by The_Hat at 20:18 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

pow
look good. want some. don't rate his choice of bird though - troll. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:15 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Edgar Wright Wright Here
Its looks like Edgar Wright has done it again. This looks brilliant and I hope it does well, as it being his first film without Pegg and Frost. More

Posted by Plainviewturner at 19:30 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: The Scott Pilgrim Trailer Is Here!
Yeah, still not particularly hyped about this one, the trailer did zilch for me and I've liked pretty much all of Wright's previous outputtty much looked like a big mash up of Sin City, Speed Racer and The shitty Spirit. More

Posted by captainrentboy at 19:29 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

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Posted by John_Connor at 19:21 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Whatever!
L: John_Connor . Robert Rodriguez gave birth to the 'GN to Screen' trend anyway ttp://www.lugashi.com/storage/The%20Hulk.jpg More

Posted by Gazz at 18:53 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Wayhey! Now THIS looks like is how you do a silly, painfully cool comic book movie with heart :) Kick-Ass just seems creepy to me, but this hits the spot. It could actually be funny too. Just don't write articles TELLING ME it's My Next Favourite Movie, and I'll definitely see it.... More

Posted by timkins at 18:51 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Yay for the mini 'Arrested Development' reunion in the middle of trailer! More

Posted by The900MidNightBee at 18:49 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

What?
What the FUCK was that? It looks like utter, UTTER SHITE! Any surviving brain-dead fans of that 60's Adam West Batman show will probably ejaculate whilst watching it I suppose. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:48 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: very VERy excited
I seriously cannot wait for this. I am a fan of the books and the trailer is just brilliant. The fights look AMAZING!!! An epic of epic epicness indeed. Want August now!!!! More

Posted by Cinema_Junkie at 18:43 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

very VERy excited
That trailer blew my mind!! I now cannot wait for this. Epic doesn't even come close!!!! More

Posted by Mr_Mikey_Y at 18:40 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

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Posted by John_Connor at 18:31 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: The Scott Pilgrim Trailer Is Here!
This looks pretty epic... Michael Cera being Michael Cera is not a problem for me, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. More

Posted by lwepenn at 18:18 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Been a huge fan of Wright for years...
...but this looks like shite:( More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 17:59 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Scott Pilgrim is amazing
I have read the first five books (the final book comes out with the movie apparently) and they are so funny and absolutely excellent. Ironically, the title, "Vs. The World, is actually the worst book, in my opinion. Book five, "Vs. The Universe", is the best. It is actually "exes" btw, not "ex-boyfriends"... that's important *wink* More

Posted by cluesy at 17:53 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Can you say EPIC!!
This has all the ingredients of being an awesomely epic spectacle of fun. :D More

Posted by Noelg25 at 17:48 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

I wasnt looking forward to this and I'm a big Edgar Wright fan but after seeing the trailer it looks better than expected. More

Posted by efc91 at 17:38 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

In 180p HUDness
Yes...it's ready for the HUD http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/sco ttpilgrimvstheworld/ More

Posted by ethanhunt at 17:30 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

no nothing of the book,but always had an interest in this film as it's an edgar wright film,now seeing the first trailer my interest has died. More

Posted by seanofthedead at 17:26 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

apologies
for me having a sh*t computer, empire i take it back. Your Hired! More

Posted by aaronc at 17:25 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

eh??
errrrrr no trailer! You're Fired! More

Posted by aaronc at 17:22 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

eh??
errrrrr no trailer! You're Fired! More

Posted by aaronc at 17:21 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Interesteeng...
Looks like they've really captured the books visuals, and sense of humour - that gauge in his brain that goes from Not A Clue to Get's It is spot on, although Michael Cera seems to be more Michael Cera than Scott Pilgrim. Still, looks like a blast. Kim Pine and Wallace Wells in the next trailer - pleaaaase? More

Posted by Jim Woodward at 17:17 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

Looks like fun, with a but.....
....Seriously, Michael Cera's schtick is getting old. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 17:15 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

epic lives here.
OMG COULD THIS BE MORE EPIC!? AWESOOMME! More

Posted by BabsyBuck at 17:09 on 25 March 2010 | Report This Post

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