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New Scott Pilgrim trailer more videogame-y than the last one

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So it turns out a new trailer for the upcoming film Scott Pilgrim vs The World dropped yesterday, when we were all too busy being somewhere other than the office to write about it. If you haven't seen it yet, and you're wondering exactly why we seem to be so excited about the movie, well, the new trailer underlines our reasons even more clearly than the last one.

Specifically, it confirms that the movie, like the comic that inspired it (about a sweetly moronic Toronto hipster/unstoppable combat dynamo forced to fight his girlfriend's Seven Evil Exes), will be drenched in fourth-wall-breaking references and homages to old-school gaming, from the 1-up Scott grabs out of the air...


Above: Somewhere, right now, Roger Ebert is rolling his eyes and sighing loudly

... to the combo meter that appears when Scott beats the tar out of the first Evil Ex, Matthew Patel.

Of course, we've gotten excited about game-themed movies many, many times before, only to be burned terribly. But if anyone can keep the movie from collapsing under the weight of its own references, it's director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Spaced), who seems to be doing a bang-up job with the film so far. We won't know for sure how well he did until the movie hits theaters sometime in August, but until then, consider our hopes officially raised.

June 1, 2010

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23 comments

  • breener96 - June 2, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    Another reference is that at 1:20 when the meter in his brain goes from "No clue" to "Gets it" there's the noise that you get when you finish a Sonic level and it counts up all the coins.
  • cyclone306 - June 2, 2010 1:01 p.m.

    sweet
  • 8bitBaby - June 2, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    FFFFFFYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
  • speno93 - June 2, 2010 8:29 a.m.

    if you look closely from 2:12 to 2:14 you'll see that as he kills his enemies they become coins lol. looks awesome
  • Samael - June 2, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    I've watched this trailer like eight times and it never stops being awesome. My favorite part begins at around 1:51, where the music and action sync up (girl hits drums 3 times, Scott hits 3 guys, Knives sword swings, etc.). Also, I'm certainly not complaining about 2:12... All in all, I cannot wait for this film.
  • mEgAzD - June 2, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    Can't wait for it. Also did they remove the Street Fighter Alpha 3 KO sound?
  • Robusken - June 2, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    The comics are awesome, I hope this movie follows suit.
  • jianmei39 - June 2, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    Removed for spam
  • Psylockerules - June 1, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    i cant help it, it looks amazing! havent been this excited for a movie since kick ass and gor me that deliverd. also loving the no more heroes beam katanas
  • IamNOTatalkingpony - June 1, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    please, please, PLEASE BE GOOD!!! For the love of please be good! I am willing to sacrifice 5 goats to make this movie good.
  • RebornKusabi - June 1, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    I saw the original trailer for this when I saw the Prince of Persia movie last Saturday. It's so great to be in a theater and see people get completely caught off guard by a trailer, but the trailer I saw did just that. This is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nS9iDsaj8 What I love is the comment under the video that says something like, "Sooo, it's basically No More Heroes: The Movie?" Which in a round-a-bout, weird-ass way, it kind of is... Regardless, I haven't even heard of this movie OR it's comic until it was discussed on TalkRadar and even then, I had no idea what to expect until I saw the trailer last Saturday. The first trailer got me interested so I'm going to see it when it comes out.
  • michaelmcc827 - June 1, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    eghhh...I wanna like this, but I really dislike Michael Cera, so we'll see.
  • TheTygerfire - June 1, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    This movie would have to try really hard to suck. Everything seems to be in order here, and it's a pitch perfect adaptation of the book so far.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 1, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    YYEEESS!!! YYEEESSS!!!!
  • Modroneman - June 1, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    The first part of the trailor I was like Meh! But the last half was very entertaining. Looks great!
  • ultimatepunchrod - June 1, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE. i watched the first trailer and got the comics and read them in about a week. its awesome stuff, especially for folks who grew up with old school games.
  • batman5273 - June 1, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    I saw a preview this weekend when i saw Prince of Persia. It looked bad ass!!
  • MikelRapearse - June 1, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    everybody in this movie looks like a retarded gay rollerskating prostitute. that was'nt a copliment
  • QWERTYCommander - June 1, 2010 8:36 p.m.

    Never read the comic before, but this looks awesome.
  • Cropes - June 1, 2010 8:15 p.m.

    I just went from six to midnight

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