The Thing – Trailer Dissection

The new red-band (aka violent and/or sexy) trailer for The Thing, prequel to The Thing, is receiving a bit of criticism for giving too much away. Apparently people don’t want to find out exactly who dies (everyone) or see the monster before the film itself. Considering that in The Thing (the 1982 film) there are no survivors this may be a bit of an over-reaction. Have a look at the trailer and judge for yourself:

If you feel like you haven’t been spoiled enough then read on as we have a look at all the images of The Thing from the trailer. Fair warning, it isn’t pretty: Continue reading

Three More for the Scott Pilgrim List

Because Monday’s post took a lot of work and was one of our least popular ever I felt the need to follow it up with three more things to do to pass the time before we get Scott Pilgrim in cinemas.

8. Watch the Cast Do Hundred of Interviews on Youtube

Thanks to the film being so close to being released over in the United States Micheal Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzmann and Anna Kendrick are doing the rounds on US talk shows. Worth it just to see Winstead trying to match Ramona’s expression.

9. Watch the Animated Prequel

The world’s movie blog with the worst tagline has the first clip from an animated short of Scott Pilgrim from Adult Swim. The short details some of Scott earlier days that were featured in the comics but didn’t make the film. Cera plays Scott while Whitman and Schwartzmann play different roles to their characters from the film. It’ll be on TV on the 12th so expect it online soon after.

10. Watch Joe Cornish Interview Edgar Wright

Another one for those of the London disposition. On Tuesday 17th August at the BFI Southbank Joe Cornish will be interviewing Edgar Wright about his career to date and looking into the future. Expect some Antman revelations and maybe a clip or two from his career so far.

Guaranteed this post will get less hits than the time I pretended Edgar was having an affair with a man.

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I tried to stop myself I honestly did. I at least refuse to embed the new Scott Pilgrim trailer and will hide the madness under a cut. What follows is a sequel to our previous screencap happy post.
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Scott Pilgrim Trailer Highlights

This was a good bank holiday weekend for Scott Pilgrim fans as 6 new posters debuted at MCM Expo and a new trailer launched online after 100,000 people became fans of the official facebook page. If you haven’t seen the new trailer watch it below then click on in for my favourite bits from the two trailers. It’s getting image heavy in here!

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Spotlight On – Scott Pilgrim

It’s about time Mild Concern added to the near infinite love for the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

The comics tell the story of Scott Pilgrim, a twenty-something unemployed band member with a teenage girlfriend, whose life is changed upon falling for Ramona Flowers. If he wants to continue to dating Ramona he must defeat her seven evil exes in a story that mixes romance, humour, music and computer games. Scott Pilgrim is set in a world much like our own only with gaming twists such as characters levelling up or leaving behind coins when they are defeated. The books are an engrossing read and the only question is whether Edgar Wright, writer and director, can successfully bring them to the big screen especially as he has recently explained how the script diverts from the series of six books after the third installment.

Audience response from two preview screenings has been mostly incredibly positive with comments such as, “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is soooo fun! That movie was soooo good! Can’t wait for it to come out! So silly!”, “Shit is like Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist and Street Fighter in one lmao”, and “Scott Pilgrim was the nerdiest movie I’ve ever seen and it was awesome. Edgar Wright did an amazing job. What a fun film.”

It’s not just the general public who has gone gaga for Scott Pilgrim as Jason Reitman reported, “It is a game changer for Edgar and the genre. It moves the speed of light and carries more unadulterated joy than I’ve seen in recent cinema. 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.” The famously frank Kevin Smith said, among other things, “Its spellbinding and nobody is going to understand what the fuck just hit them.”

The film stars an all action version of Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and a supporting cast including Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Mae Whitman, Brie Larson and Aubrey Plaza. I could only be more excited if Zooey Deschanel were to ask me to go and see it with her.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is released on 6th August 2010.