Okay – I’m going to admit it, I HEART Michael Cera. I can’t help it. I just do. Ever since Superbad I really like him. Some say his breakout role was Juno, but since that film’s writing was mostly ripping off song lyrics I have to say that it was Superbad that I first started my little crush.
Now, he stars in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a great adaptation from the comic series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) the movie is a little like other films that have been brought to the big screen from the comic book arena, mainly Ghost World, but this time it’s…well, really entertaining. Cera plays Scott Pilgrim who falls for the doe-eyed Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead – who you might remember from Sky High). In order to prove his love he has to fight her “seven evil-exes”. I know…it sounds like it would never work, but it does…beautifully.
Michael Cera’s biggest strength is his comic timing. He zings his lines out with quite a punch and yet, they never feel over done or forced. I think that’s why I like him so much. Even with the nerdiness he has brought to his roles lately, he is funny. And let’s face it…there is nothing more attractive than humor.
Go see Scott Pilgrim. It’s a great escape. It’s fun. And it will make you laugh. What’s better than that?