Peeks at Scott Pilgrim and Harry Potter from the MTV Movie Awards

It’s that time again, folks. New footage from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has been released, which means by all laws of god and man, I must post about it. This clip is of Scott taking on world famous action star Lucas Lee (Chris Evans, in the role that might finally win me over)–also one of Ramona’s evil exes–and his stunt team:

It’s really hard for me to describe anything about this movie without launching into hyperbole, which may pose a problem when I actually review the thing, but…um…was that freaking fantastic, or was it not? Correct answer: IT WAS. Oh yes, it most certainly was. Not only does Michael Cera actually get to kick ass, but we see that Edgar Wright has perfectly nailed the books’ sense of humor (even if the fight with Lucas was radically different on the page). And I’m inclined to agree with Entertainment Weekly that Kieran Culkin may even have stolen the spotlight with his pitch-perfect delivery of, “Hey, ask them how it feels to get always get the sloppy seconds.”

Continue after the jump for a sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.

Personally, I think that the last three Harry Potter movies have been a big drop off from the first three. Yes, the first two by Chris Columbus can be childish and stilted, but they do a pretty damn good job of conveying J.K. Rowling’s sense of magic and wonder. And Alfonso Cuarón’s Prisoner of Azkaban is the franchise’s masterpiece, despite the annoying fans who spew bile on it for having the audacity to deviate from the book’s structure. Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix felt like rushed highlights of their respective books, and anyone who hadn’t read them could be left feeling disoriented. Half-Blood Prince was actually a small step in the right direction besides some weird tonal inconsistencies, and I’m really hoping that Deathly Hallows can finish the series out grandly. This lil’ teaser is looking pretty cool:

What do you think? And I didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards because a) they’re the MTV Movie Awards and b) I don’t even need a b, so were there any other good clips?


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