Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
Casting Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim is a bad idea. But you know what else was a bad idea? Michael Keaton as Batman. And yet Batman is a great movie. A great movie that should have been called Michael Keaton: Vigilante Jones, because the character is basically Michael Keaton pretending to pay attention to what the people around him are doing while wearing a Batsuit that does not swivel at the neck. Also he likes to buy things in Japan and sleep upside down, which is like, come on, people, that is exactly what a robot would do if he were trying to convince people he was Batman!
The Scott Pilgrim movie could be great in the same way, a fun movie that has little to do with the source material. Michael Cera could do that thing where everyone around him gets really worked up about something and he stutters. And though the main plot of Scott Pilgrim is how Scott has to fight "seven evil ex-boyfriends" to impress a girl, maybe they can have another character not played by Michael Cera do that now.
So, if you liked the mischief Michael Cera got into in the back-to-back smash hits Michael Cera Gets Drunk and Scores and Michael Cera 2: Michael Cera Knocks Up Shadowcat, and also you don't even know who Scott Pilgrim is, you should be excited about Michael Cera's Precious Little Life 3: Scott Pilgrim Doesn't Live Here Anymore.