Early Buzz: Kevin Smith on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: “Nobody is Going to Understand WTF Just Hit Them”
Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
At the time this was published, we’ve already posted a total of 25 overwhelmingly positive reader reviews of an early cut of Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World from test screenings (you can read part one here, part two here). Beyond that, we’ve posted mini reviews from filmmakers Jason Reitman and Greg Mottola.
But what about Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino? Smith is usually one of the first filmmakers to weigh in on all the geek movies (Watchmen, The Dark Knight…etc), and Tarantino… was apparently at the same screening. So what did they think?
The Film Stage talked to Smith about his reaction to Edgar’s new film, and here is an excerpt of what he said:
“That movie is great. It’s spellbinding and nobody is going to understand what the fuck just hit them. I would be hard pressed to say,”he’s bringing a comic book to life!” but he is bringing a comic book to life. If you’ve ever seen Scott Pilgrim, he did a fucking damn fine job of taking essentially an anime looking book and putting it into the real world while keeping everything about that book that’s kind of cool and what pops. He describes it as Say Anything meets Kill Bill and he’s not that far from accuracy. The chick who plays Knives, the little Asian girl, she’s going to be a star. She is adorable in the movie … Michael Cera is really great. He’s also doing something that’s different from what most people know him as in terms of the character. He’s a little more self assured and Bugs Bunny-like than George Michael. The fight scenes are fun. It’s just a fucking good time, man.”
And what about Tarantino? All we have is Kevin’s word on his reaction:
“I mean Quentin loves everything. He’s a true movie fan and if you wanna talk about a true believer, good lord. He’s the original true believer. He was really into it.”
I really can’t wait to see this movie.