Judging by the trailer for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World that hit the Internet today, it looks like Edgar Wright's film adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's beloved cult comic-book series has successfully translated the rock-and-roll/action-romance hybrid for the big screen. True, the trailer goes a bit light on the rock stuff, but it definitely gets across the video-game-style action and the story's brilliant, high-concept plot: Scott must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes to fully win her love. Despite the reservations of some fans, Michael Cera seems to have slipped into the title role very well, downplaying his typical winsomeness in favor of sarcasm and cartoon violence. There's plenty of eye candy in the trailer for fans of the comics or regular folks who just enjoy looking at cute girls, but given our love of Arrested Development, our favorite moment is the brief, highly enticing glimpse of the guy who played George Michael Bluth facing off against a chain-wielding Mae "Ann Veal" Whitman. Also, says the Playlist, the two songs in the trailer are by Beck, who wrote the music for Pilgrim's band, Sex Bob-omb.
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