Lucky folks in Las Vegas got a treat on Tuesday night -- an early test screening of the upcoming Edgar Wright film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The film isn't entirely finished and spruced into a slick final cut, but even in its working stage, people seem to be quite happy with how Scott, Ramona, and the rest of the crew play out on the big screen. /Film round up a bunch of reactions from the screening across the web, and the responses are good -- not only because people seem to like it, but because they all seem to express the feel of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic.

The best of the bunch comes from Maria Von Crapp at AICN who noted that much of "the comedy comes from the visuals in it. Every scene is packed with on-screen graphics that add comic-book flourishes or explain what's going on, cutaways that are for the most part really inventive and funny, or just over the top or out of the blue things that cause you to experience the film in a different way than you're used to." She goes on to describe it as a "mash-up of elements from Fight Club, Kill Bill, Speed Racer, Natural Born Killers, and a Michael Cera movie (take your pick)." (The Bill/Killers stumps me a bit -- will this have geysers of blood or something!?) Others describe it as a "nerdgasm," one that might not appeal to the moviegoing public-at-large, but "clever," "original," and even "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Street Fighter in one."

All of the above makes sense if you've read the books. If only we didn't have to wait until August to see for ourselves...
categories Movies, Cinematical