Universal Pictures has only three weeks left to establish “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” in the public’s preoccupied consciousness. The studio made a lot of progress at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday night.
There is a reason why Scott Pilgrim vs.The World, Edgar Wright's wildly innovative film adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley collection of graphic novels, is, in the parlance of its characters, an epic win. Beneath the dazzling special effects, catchy music, layers of sound design and more sight gags you can shake a +2against girls hummer at, beat the hearts of confused young people in love.
Other movies may have louder buzz out in the world outside of Comic Con, but here in the rarefied air of comic book geeks, dorks and other strange beasts, there’s only one hero that gets their pulse racing. It’s Scott Pilgrim. And he’s here to kick some ex-boyfriend butt.