|Scott Pilgrim vs. The World|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:59|
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a film that came out earlier this year based on a comic/graphic novel. I have yet to see this movie, but it did look pretty entertaining. It stars Michael Cera who most of you will recognize/remember from Arrested Development, Superbad, or Juno. He plays these awkward, goofy kids/characters with a heart of gold tinged with indie hipness. I might have gotten that totally wrong, but that's my view on it. I enjoy his acting.
So recently I've been seeing hints and statements that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is/should/could be the next "The Big Lebowski." Meaning it'll be the next, big film with a cult-following. I see people talking about crowd reactions in theaters, the awesome-factor increasing with each viewing, the great pop-culture references, and what-have-you. These are all good indicators of a Lebowski-ish hit, however, I'm reminded by other films like Napoleon Dynamite which started out in the same way, but just petered out after a couple years because that dead horse got beat several too many times. (I know that was terrible English there Liz. I'm sorry.)
So what do you guys think? You are a part of the hard-core Lebowski crowd. As I said before, I have not seen this more recent Cera flick so I can't really comment. Walter would tell me I'm out of my element, and no, he isn't wrong....but is there any credence to the claim of cult hit? Is Scott Pilgrim such an awesome film and I've been missing out by not watching it? I'm just looking for some opinions, man.
Oh, and if you're wondering what articles I'm referring to, here's one that was a little more put together than others - http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/is-scott-pilgrim-the-new-lebowski