You lucky bastard you! Jason Reitman is one of the few people who recently got an opportunity to catch a sneak peek of Edgar Wright‘s live action adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Apparently a few of the director’s closest friends were shown up to 30 minutes of the film, and Reitman was one of them. He wrote a review of the footage he saw on his Twitter page, and we’ve posted it here.
Check out his mini-review…
In London, @edgarwright showed me 30min of Scott Pilgrim. While sworn to secrecy (so much, surprised blood wasn’t demanded) I will say this: It is a game changer for Edgar and the genre. It moves the speed of light and carries more unadulterated joy than Ive seen in recent cinema. [Scott Pilgrim] does what everyone our age has been dreaming about: achieves the first all encompassing film of the joystick generation. I’m in awe of the sheer control in the filmmaking. It feels like a “Matrix” for love and how willing we are to fight for it. If I had a movie coming out next year, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it. Hats off my friend. Can’t get it out of my head.
It must be nice to be one of the first ones to see the movie in living color. As a fan of Wright’s previous work, I can take Reitman’s review to heart. I’m really anxious to see what he did with the story and how he adapted Pilgrim for the big screen. From the sounds of things he did a great job so until we get a trailer or something more substantial, this will have to do.
What do you think of Reitman’s review of Scott Pilgrim?