I am really required to put words here?
The movie has been out one full week – I know, I’ve counted the days.
The subtitle on the poster there is 100% fully correct – it is an epic epic of epicness. It’s a love story, a coming of age story, and a damn awesome brawler. It’s a fighting game made into a romantic comedy, with the best damn sound track and way more comic goodness than any one movie should have. It takes everything we love about games, about comics, about the 60’s Batman, and rolls it up Katamari style and serves it up on the big screen in a way that only Edgar Wright could do.
Yes, this is a movie by the guy who did Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
I do not have the words to describe this film. It does things that haven’t been done – successfully – in movies in a long, long time. It’s relentless, it’s fast paced, and for ####’s sake if you consider yourself any sort of geek or nerd or lover of things that are awesome you owe it to yourself to go see this movie right the hell now. From the opening logo crawl to the end credits, it’s a full on visual and sonic feast for the soul.
Yes – I said sonic. The soundtrack for this movie (all two of them) are f’ing great. This is the first time in recent memory that I’ve gotten home and immediately fired up the iTunes just so I could purchase the songs I had heard mere minutes before. While your eyes are being treated to flashy, tricky fights, your mind being massaged by great gags and odd happenings, your ears will be tenderly taken care of by a really special score.
I’m in lesbians with this movie.
You should be too.