So the theater for Scott Pilgrim
is fully of geeks, right? megu
and I and everybody are just chillin', waiting for the awesome 8-bit Universal Studios logo at the start of the movie. The trailers play (including the one for Easy A
); I was kinda hoping for Tron: Legacy
, but no dice. There's this one that looks like it's trying to rip off Inception
's visual style (already, really?), all urban and wonky. "Not everyone is what they seem." It's a horror movie. Everyone is stuck in an elevator. They're getting picked off or something. It's kind of suspenseful. Tension builds; the music swells. "From director M. Night Shyamalan...."
Yeah, suspense broken. Somebody blows a raspberry. There's an audible "Ohhh." Somebody else laughs. In about 2.5 seconds the entire theater is completely cracking up. Best reaction to a trailer (minus Harry Potter
, of course) I've ever seen.
Nice try, M. Night, but your cred is blown
In other news, Scot Pilgrim vs. the World
is hilarious and visually stunning. I recommend it. Michael Cera is
Scott, Anna Kendrick is awesome and Kieran Culkin totally makes up for the fact that Joseph isn't in the movie. And since Joseph isn't there, Stephen Stills can't make out with him, which means he can make out with me. QED.