Man, I wish I was in London. Edgar Wright has been showing off thirty minutes of Scott Pilgrim - the first thirty, I believe – and the folks who have seen it love it.
Jason Reitman, whose Up In The Air is poised to be an Oscar contender, has been throwing all sorts of love at the thirty minutes on Twitter:
It is a game
changer for Edgar and the genre. It moves the speed of light and
carries more unadulterated joy than Ive seen in recent cinema.
SP does what everyone our age has been dreaming about: achieves the first all encompassing film of the joystick generation.
I’m in awe of the sheer control in the filmmaking. It feels like a “Matrix” for love and how willing we are to fight for it.
If I had a movie coming out next year, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it. Hats off my friend. Can’t get it out of my head.
It’s the ‘first all ecompassing film of the joystick generation’ that gets me. I know that Reitman and Wright are friends (and, some people believe, dopplegangers), but I’m inclined to take this at face value. There’s no need for Reitman to Twitter this, and the things he’s saying are the things I hoped for when looking at the combination of this director and this source material.
Hopefully we’ll see something from Scott Pilgrim soon. I can’t wait.