After working an 8 hour overtime shift on Saturday this weekend I took my daughter Kylie and her boyfriend to a movie. We saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It was fun.
For a movie based on a comic book that was based on video games it was full of the expected amounts of cheesiness, but only in a wonderful, hilarious way. Of course I've loved everything I've seen Michael Cera in, from Arrested Development on TV, to Superbad to Juno, so it was no surprise that I enjoyed this film. His character was not a huge step outside his normal typecasting but he was a little less wimpy, a little more confident, and a lot more bad ass considering that he has to do battle with all of Ramona's evil Xs. Romana was played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead who is lovely, and performed the character admirably (as far as I know, not being familiar with the comic) but she was also completely unknown to me before this film, so that may have helped. My daughter also thought she and her entire look were completely awesome, so I suppose there is that too.
All in all it was a fun movie and I would recommend it too anyone who enjoys this kind of thing. It was not as much of a romantic comedy as most of Michael Cera's other adorable films, but it did have some of those elements. I would suggest a rental or a matinee, unless you are really into comics and video games, then you should go for it.
That's it for today. Except that I reached 300 followers on Friday. W00T!