Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lost Boy

Sara Vilkomerson from The New York Observer writes her review on the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in her editorial titled “Will Michael Cera Ever Grow Up?” While watching the movie she wonders where Michael Cera’s career will end up once he is not a flushed young boy anymore but a man. She then asks how a movie that is clearly directed at an audience with generational ADD can drag on for as long as it did. However, she goes on to say that Michael’s lead role performance is excellent. Sara summarizes the movie and its characters in a mostly positive manner, emphasizing its little quirks, stating that the acting and casting is terrific. She says there was a big energy boost when Jason Schwartzman entered the screen and leaves us off with another question to ponder on: “Was Jason Schwartzman Michael Cera before there was a Michael Cera?”

I can see Michael Cera growing up into an even more successful actor than he is now in the future. I don’t really understand why Sara’s putting so much emphasis on that question because he’s still young and taking advantage of the roles people love him as, like in Superbad, Juno and now Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I think he should keep playing the cool nerd parts in movies like that for a while and then he can transition into more serious and sophisticated roles. Young actors like him have plenty of time to transition and “grow up”. I would like to see him take advantage of as many cool movies as he can while he’s still so young. I love him as an actor and I would love to see him play a variety of more cool parts in a variety of more cool movies. Don’t grow up yet Michael, stay in Neverland for a while!

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