Wednesday, 25 August 2010

"Complete geek gasm"

That's how Edgar Wright describes Scott Pilgrim Vs The World which arrives in UK cinemas today. I don't have much to add to the barrage of press and hype that's engulfed the movie in recent months other than to say I enjoyed it very much. It is, as has been widely discussed elsewhere, hugely entertaining, with Wright cramming every single frame with more info, tasty tidbits and general cool stuff than can be enjoyed or even noted in a single viewing. His visual language and cinematic vocabulary is extraordinary, and quite unlike anyone else I can think of. Would I have liked a tad more story? Yes. But did that necessarily spoil my enjoyment? No. See it on the big screen before buying the DVD in a few months' time when you will be pouring over frame to see all the bits you missed.

6 comments:

J.D. said...

It's a shame that this film tanked at the box office in the US but seeing the ads for it made me think that this was an instant cult film that would not appeal to a mainstream audience. I'm still stoked to go see it... hopefully before it disappears from theaters here.

Mark Salisbury said...

It's definitely worth checking out on as big a screen as possible. Providing it's still showing, of course.

Real shame it didn't connect. Then again, maybe it always had cult written all over it.

Gerard said...

It's hard zero public presence here in Australia. Not a billboard or poster to be sighted in the city. Haven't seen it trailered in theatres once. A massive shame. The screening I attended had the packed auditorium at their most joyously voluble. One of my faves so far this year.

Mark Salisbury said...

Wow. That's a surprise. When's it out down there?

Gerard said...

It released a fortnight ago and is already about to disappear from cinemas due to lack of audience interest.

Mark Salisbury said...

Bummer.