Trailer Park Thursday: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; Mr. Nice; [REC] 2; Jonah Hex

June 3, 2010 by Clark 

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: We don't quite mean this to be the adulatory compliment it may come off as, but Scott Pilgrim is like nothing we've ever seen before. Not satisfied to combine the comic-book movie with the quirky teen comedy, director Edgar Wright has rendered the film as a power-up-filled video game, complete with seven boss fights (Ramona's evil exes). Thankfully, the film doesn't seem to rely too heavily on Michael Cera's now-exhausted self-loathing humor, what with the Speed Racer style candy-colored production and Kill Bill-esque samurai sword duels. A mind-blowing teen fantasy melee.

Mr. Nice: Rhys Ifans plays Howard Marks, the real-life drug smuggler who moved enough weed and hash into Britain to cause a hung parliament just out of peace, love and indifference. Looks a lot like Britain's answer to Blow, but filmed with a documentary-style lens and a lighter heart.

[REC] 2: The sequel to the 2007 Spanish horror film that caused the type of sensational stir only grassroots horror films can, [REC] 2 looks to bring a lot more of the same shaky, disorienting jolts. As a SWAT team (apparently without any light-producing technology) storms into an abandoned house, the film conjures memories of the first Resident Evil video games as well as the American horror film Quarantine. Things get baffling when a priest appears alongside the armed soldiers, but boy are those demented collages creepy.

Jonah Hex: The second trailer for the occult-meets-artillery western gets off to an intriguing start, showing off its titular anti-hero, a saloon-stalking two-face with supernatural powers. This eventually deteriorates into a series of indiscriminate shoot-em-up clips, with glimpses of John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender as the rogue's gallery Hex is charged with putting down. We still love that a relentless gun-blazer of a movie is bringing back the Wild West, though.

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