Our 10 favourite bits from the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer

Thursday March 25th 2010


The new teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has officially dropped and it’s already taking the world by storm (i.e. it’s trending on Twitter). In other news, it’s amazing, so why not watch it 4 or 5 more times and then read our comprehensive list of the 10 best bits in this 85-second slice of cinematic brilliance.

1

CERA & WINSTEAD
Look at these GQ motherfuckers. They look like something out of Pierrot Le Fou for fuck’s sake.

2

POTENTIALLY ANNOYING HAT
And yet it works…

3

EXCITING BITS OF TEXT
There’s nothing I love more in a film than a really well-executed bit of type. The Pilgrim trailer is an embarrassment of textual riches, but it’s this amazingly amazing ‘Whip’ motion that takes home the prize.

4

SPEED LINES
EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH SPEED LINES.

5

THE AMAZING FLAMING SWORD FROM THE PROMO PIC
Also: nice work on the floor tiling there.

6

CGI WAVEFORMS
Because a blonde-haired Brandon Routh playing an electric guitar behind a massive lens flare whilst literally smoking just isn’t hardcore enough.

7

ASPECT RATIO SHIFTS
Are there three greater words in the English language? I think not.

8

THE WAY THIS GOES ALL PIXEL-Y WHEN THE TITLE FADES AWAY
You’d barely even notice this at normal speed, but the attention to detail is ALL THERE y’all.

9

PEOPLE TURN INTO COINS WHEN KILLED
This could seriously be the best video game movie since 1993’s Super Mario Bros. I’m serious.

10

WOW
Come on.