I LOVED Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The effects were fantastic, the references awesome, and the music kicked ASS. Also they had a character who happened to be gay rather than being “the gay character” which was nice. I mean he slept around, but he wasn’t needlessly effeminate or any bitchier than the other characters.
Also the article I have Jason referring to is here (internet article actually, not a newspaper one). While I think it has some valid things to say, I think it really misses an important point. It draws all these lines and some make sense (people over 30 didn’t grow up with video games) but I think it assumes certain social groups are completely distinct when they aren’t (geek/slacker/hipster). The real problem is that, like the author, everyone thinks these are totally separate and that the movie will fall outside their comfort zone. This puts them off to an awesome movie.
I think he is, however, correct in assuming that most of America hates Michael Cera. I very much enjoyed him in Arrested Development but, like most people, wish he would have played a different character once and a while. However I still thought he was excellent in this movie. He was well cast and he branched out a bit from his usual Michael Cera-ness.
But seriously, go see it. If you like comic books, video games, and/or fight scenes you will love it. No joking.