Aroview: Wearing its super-coolness on its sleeve, this precocious action-comedy stars archetypal geek Michael Cera as a gawky bass-player who must battle to the death his dream girl's seven deadly ex-lovers.
The dir. of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ brings the graphic novel to dynamic life, with clutches of cool forged from the gaming, movie and indie-music worlds into a designer-dazzling whole. Its comic-book silliness and visual relentlessness will likely tire 'non-Pilgrims' in the audience before its funky end-credits role, but it has the spunk to hold a dominant place on the cultural zeitgeist of 2010, being tailor-made for fantasy fan-boys and girls hard-wired to social media.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Faithful movie adaptation of the comic it's based on, this works by showing an appealing merge of the formal qualities of both media. Rife with clever dialogue and visuals, it embodies 'comic' fun in both senses of the word.~SteveParkes