Scott Pilgrim Hailed as First Film for 'Joystick Generation'

Wired: Edgar Wright's big-screen adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim comic books isn't even done yet (and not due out until next year), but Juno director Jason Reitman thinks you should be excited about it - especially if you play videogames.

In a series of tweets after viewing an early cut of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Reitman calls the film, "the first all-encompassing film of the joystick generation."

For the uninitiated, Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim comic books trade heavily in the language of videogames. They're rife with allusions to the aesthetics and themes of old-school games. But more importantly, the logic of games lives at the core of the story. Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera in the film, must fight and conquer his beloved Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends. The brawls play out like a series of over-the-top boss battles.

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