Is 2010 the year I officially became too old for the multiplex?
First, we’ve had the regrettable 3-D revolution, to which I stand in staunch, Louis XV style opposition. Then there was Kick Ass, with its fetishized pre-teen assassin. I certainly liked Inception, but I never became obsessed with its many labyrinthine, video-game-like levels.
And now we have the video game/comic book mashup Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It’s ingenious, to be sure, but I found its hipster sensibilities exhausting. It’s an AP class at Comic-Con.
Scott (Michael Cera) is a 22-year-old guy in a band with a high-school-aged girlfriend named Knives (Ellen Wong), a bitchy (but loving) gay roommate played by the droll Kieran Culkin (where ya been, Kieran?), and a no-nonsense sister played by the under-used Anna Kendricks.
Then he meets Ramona (Mary Elizabeth...