The early word is out on "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's beloved comic book series, and the word is somewhere between "fantastic" and "awesome." Let's go with "fantawesome."
Universal held a test screening of "Scott Pilgrim" in New Jersey, yielding wildly enthusiastic reports from the fans lucky enough to attend. One Twitter user called the movie a "nerdgasm," while another remarked that it is "100% respectful to the books."
"I was lucky enough to see this awesome nerdfest of a flick known as Scott Pilgrim vs The World," wrote Tumblr user L2BT. "It was a lot of fun and Edgar Wright did an impressive job bringing the comic to the screen. Pilgrim is going to gain even more followers once this hits theatres in August. Kids are really going to geek out over this. Hard."
One audience member described "Scott Pilgrim" as one of his "favorite [movies] that doesn't have Star Wars in its title," while another directed his comments towards O'Malley himself: "Edgar Wright did your books tremendous justice."
The positive vibe coming out of this screening is so infectious that I'm feeling the urge to go up to each and every one of my girlfriend's ex-boyfriends and karate chop their heads off, and I bet I'm not alone in that bizarre impulse. But until "Scott Pilgrim" hits theaters in August — or if you're lucky enough to catch an early screening — let's do our best to suppress those evil urges.
Tell us what you think of the buzz for "Scott Pilgrim" in the comments and on Twitter!