I am a bit obsessed with Michael Cera at the moment. With the recent release of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” now on Blu-Ray and DVD, I am able to get my Cera fix whenever the need arises. And I have to say, my Blu-Ray player has been working overtime.
I became a Michael Cera fan when I first saw “Superbad” in 2007, directed by Greg Mottola.. Cera teamed up with the equally hilarious Jonah Hill for this laugh-out-loud high school comedy. At this point, Cera had already completed three seasons of the ridiculous, yet, smart comedy starring Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development.” Before that, his resume included commercials, television show appearances and voice work. Active in the Hollywood scene since 1998, Cera has built a pretty impressive body of work.
Michael Cera is known for his nerdy and awkward roles and has a knack for great delivery of wonderfully self-pitying dialogue. His self-conscious style of humor is on display in “Superbad,” “Juno” and his most recent movie, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” my latest Michael Cera obsession. Directed by Edgar Wright, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” explores the graphic novel world of Scott Pilgrim as he defeats the evil exes of Ramona Flowers in order to win her love forever. Cera shows off his gawky and awkward side and yet, there is a layer of conceitedness that takes hold of him in this role and it is refreshing to watch. The graphic novel, created by Canadian cartoonist, Brian Lee O’Malley, is translated onto the movie screen beautifully with artfully placed graphics to match. Old school Nintendo game-players will find the film to be a nostalgic romp in a world long since forgotten. Michael Cera is the perfect bridge between today and back then.
Naturally, with “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” on heavy rotation, I am eager for the next Michael Cera flick. According to www.imdb.com, Cera is slotted to reprise his role as George-Michael Bluth. Almost all the original television series cast is returning for the much-anticipated movie set to release 2012. Other than the release of this movie, Cera is not currently attached to any other projects. As an avid Michael Cera fan, I am impressed with the well-known names he has worked with during his short career and the success he has endured because of it. I hope to check www.imdb.com again soon and find a few more movies boasting Michael Cera’s name because they are sure to find a fan and supporter right here.