This weekend's big buzz movie is 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,' based on a comic book series by Bryan Lee O'Malley and starring Michael Cera,Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Chris Evans, among others. The 'Scott Pilgrim' series has been burning up the best-seller lists and best-of charts since 2004, winning the hearts and minds of comics fans despite being completely lacking in superheroes (save for a brief conversation late in the series). Thousands of loving fans propelled 'Scott Pilgrim' to comic book smash hit status, and the movie looks to be a faithful translation of its source material.
To outsiders, 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' may look like yet another goofy teen movie, with the added bonus of being a comic book tie-in, too. Except, 'Scott Pilgrim' doesn't have the immediately apparent appeal of 'Iron Man' or 'The Dark Knight.' It just looks like a goofy love story, right? Well, there are actually quite a few reasons why 'Scott Pilgrim' will end up being a good movie, and they happen to be the same reasons why comics fans are so psyched to see the movie. Just to keep it short and sweet, here are five of them to clue you in before you hit your local multiplex this weekend.