Michael Cera haters got a smack down this summer. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is as if all of Cera’s work up until this point has been preparation for this one uber-role. Michaela Cera is best at playing Michael Cera, but equip him with an awesome screenplay and super powers and you get Michael Cera on steroids. Thank Edgar Wright for that, the skillful director behind Hot Fuzz and some little movie called Shaun of the Dead. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World could be the pinnacle of Cera’s career. It’s also one of the best movies of the year.
Unfortunately, no one saw it. Well, cool people saw it, but there aren’t that many cool people in the world anymore. Scott Pilgrim was more or less a box office flop, but movies can’t become cult classics if they’re blockbuster hits. With its debut on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday, November 9, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World begins its upward trajectory toward greatness.
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