There are many fantastic aspects to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but my personal favorite is Chris Evans’ turn as the egomaniacal A-lister – Lucas Lee. Universal has released posters for several of the superstar actor’s fake films – and each is just as funny as the next.
You may remember the brilliant fake trailers at the beginning of Tropic Thunder. It’s easy to forget that the fake opening sequence was arguably the funniest moment of the film. Scott Pilgrim shares a similar brand of humor, by sprinkling Lucas Lee throughout the film on numerous televisions and banners. The foreshadowing of Chris Evans’ eventual character involvement is epic in its playfulness.
In the film, Scott Pilgrim must fight and defeat the seven evil ex-boyfriends of his love interest (and girl who dresses in the dark) Ramona Flowers. Each character gets a small, but vital role int he progression of the film, with each bringing a unique talent and charisma to the film. Brandon Routh and Chris Evans provide the best moments, but it may be the result of their high status in Hollywood productions. Keep in mind, Michael Cera gets to officially defeat Superman (formerly Routh) and Captain America (currently Evans).
Each poster is worth ordering a digital print for your wall. From Lee’s effortlessly dramatic phone cord wrap in You Just Don’t Exist to his multi-dimensional expressions in Thrilled To Be Here. Observe his intriguingly dynamic thoughtfulness in The Game Is Over 2 or his incredibly touching melancholy that makes Nicholas Sparks cry with Let’s Hope There’s A Heaven.
I don’t want to give away too much of Evans’ performance, but after the posters you can find out more details about what makes him the best part of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Just get a load of those brilliant taglines:
Chris Evans as Lucas Lee is easily my favorite part of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – and was fun to watch from start to finish. There are so many not-so-subtle parodies of superstar personalities in his character. The moment he steps out of his trailer, on the set of his latest film, the Universal Pictures theme plays – as the golden boy’s motif.
Lee’s multiple stunt doubles serve as henchmen to defer the battle with Scott Pilgrim to the last possible moment. But the humor is all in the eyebrow usage – just keep that in mind.
Evans always excels in straight comedic parts. I’ll always remember him for making Not Another Teen Movie one of the better parodies in recent memory. Now that his Hollywood status has skyrocketed to the role of Captain America, it adds to the hilarity of the character in this particular film.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World thwacks into theaters on August 13th, 2010.
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