A huge disappointment, crude and simple compared to Aardman’s earlier, more sophisticated and multilayered work. No satire or subversion, just a bog-standard triumph-of-the-underdog story.
Edgar Wright used to send up cinematic clichés with gusto and with huge humor. Here he just embraces them — and his sullen, unengaging hero — unironically.
Its humor is a little more uncomfortable than that of the other Cornetto flicks, and it’s more far satirical, in a far more cynical way, than I ever would have anticipated.
Actual unretouched phrases that people plugged into search engines this week that led them to this site (with some commentary from me):
A soulless CGI-animated remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Without a Harrison Ford to smirk and snark his way through it, natch.
“There’s no way you could perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork.”
What if you and your most superbly geeky bestest friend ever met an alien? I mean a real life honest-to-Carl Sagan extry terrestrial. What if? You would plotz. You would. Like Nick Frost’s Clive does here, you would giggle like a loon and then faint, out cold from the sheer splendidness of this happenstance. I know I would.
The best thing about *Scott Pilgrim vs. the World*? Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, one of Ramona’s “evil” exes… who just happens to be a mega movie star…
It’s *Twilight* for boys…
Hilarious. It’s in French (which is part of the joke; Bailey is British) but you’ll still understand almost every single word of it…