When it comes to rapid-fire directors, Edgar Wright ('Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz') is almost unmatched for style and pace. In 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World', he strikes out with a kind of slick shooting and editing technique that caters to people with short attention spans who like their action with a coating of wry humour, sharp dialogue and whip-cracking pace. Guys like us, essentially.
In this way, collaboration with author and illustrator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, was always going to raise eyebrows. O'Malley's 'Scott Pilgrim' series of graphic novels have stylistic overlaps with Wright's approach to filmmaking - and the subject matter is irresistibly laden with geek humour that segues with Wright's hallmark back catalogue and personal interests. The result, as it turns out, is a gem of Gen Y humour that nails the spirit of the series while also standing as a hugely entertaining film in its own right.
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