Geekly Forecast: The Expendables & Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

This week two very different movies come out. The first is the super manly, chest hair generating The Expendables, the other is the super geeky, perfect date movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

The Expendables looks like a crazy fun ride through the giant veins that are Sylvester Stallone’s brains. I have a soft spot for this movie since I am the kind of guy who loves the 80/90 hardcore action movie. This one mixes about twelve of those into one testosterone filled extravaganza.

The posters are many, yet this one stood out to me, it has the floating head gimmick used way too often and the mosaic effect that is also very used, but with a movie that is banking on cliche shlock, it works perfectly. The trailer shows that this movie will be full of muscles, bullets, explosions, and (my personal favorite) sweet one liners.

I’m fairly sure this movie will beat out The Other Guys (which I was wrong about last week) and it’s only real competition now that Inception has been de-throned is the next movie in the forecast Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

This has got to be the most fun looking movie I’ve seen since The Hangover. The idea is pulled from a series of manga-esque comics and sculpted beautifully by one of my favorite directors, Edgar Wright. This is the number one or two movie of this weekend second only to maybe The Expendables.

The poster is brilliant in it’s simplicity. Not going over board was a smart move considering the movie is chock full of the absurd. The trailer falls victim to that very annoying scheme that studios love by revealing way to much. Having read Scott Pilgrim, my views are slightly biased, but hey, that why you read my crap, right?

So I break it down like this: guys, if you going out with the fellas or just want to see a flick by yourself, then see The Expendables. Ladies, if you are looking for the right movie to see with your man or lady friends, see Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

About Brandon C. Williams

I'm one of the main contributors to 8 DAG and I take pride in my other job as Public/Staff relations. I'm a comics and movie junkie and I love to podcast. Follow me on Twitter @BrandoCop
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