I wanted to give Michael Cera another chance. I had seen Juno, and Nick & Nora and found them to be very similar. I wanted to see if Michael was a one trick pony.
What better way to be a "game changer" as the cover blurb says than with a comic book style movie?
In Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Cera plays the same guy who plays the guitar, loves independent music, his friends are gay and he develops a relationship with a girl who is similar to him with hidden issues.
Now, granted, this may reflect life in some cities, but I was hoping to see this guy portray something different.
Take Brandon Routh. The guy was Superman and in this movie he's some flaky bass player. (Of course he has superpowers and his eyes light up)
Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is dating a 17 girl before he meets Mary Winstead's character. She changes hair color every few weeks and she happens to have had a relationship with 7 different people prior to Scott. These 7 people seek to defeat him. Why? Because he's the latest boyfriend.
This is shot in comic-book fashion (see Hulk) and I found it too absurd to enjoy.
Plus, I was hoping for different and instead I watch the same Michael Cera in three different movies.
Has the typecast been set?