One of my favorite things about “Scott Pilgrim…” is the overload of jokes on-screen at a given time, so that it’s impossible to see/hear them all at once. The Onion News Network does that as well with the information along the bottom scroller. Both inspire/require multiple viewings.
I don’t know if I have a favorite Evil Ex, but I loved all of the fake movie references, posters, and clips from Lucas Lee’s acting career (Also, Chris Evans has quickly become a reason to see just about any movie for me). The idea for them is very similar to what Adam and I were going for in “Trailer: The Movie.” Granted, “Scott Pilgrim” doesn’t share much else in common with our movie, but the particular sensibility with which the filmmakers send-up Hollywood is strikingly similar. Check out a little poster comparison w/ “Action Doctor” and “Tourniquet 3: Cardiac Arrest.” (Pay special attention to the tagline in “Action Doctor.”)
I really love the blue background and grid-work in the Lucas Lee one. And the black section in ours looks sloppy-ish, yes, but! The tone is the same, and that’s something! (You can look at all of Lucas Lee’s acting work here.)
The soundtrack for the movie has been playing pretty much 24/7 since I got it, andhere’s a cool video from the movie version of the song, called “Black Sheep” -
Also, speaking of cool videos and a Scott Pilgrim-like use of special effects, here’s one for the road. Check out this short film, “Pixels,” from Vimeo. It’s creative and interesting and kindof nerdy. Perfect combination. If there’s one thing I do love about the internet it is the level of access to creativity. Be on the lookout for some stuff from me and Adam coming soon.