Plato once said that everything — every concept, every item, everything — has one perfect version of itself, of which all others are just pale imitations. For instance, somewhere, probably in a higher plane, there is a perfect chair, a chair that perfectly captures the essence of chair-ness, and all other chairs are just echoes of that chair. I bring this up because I’m 99% certain that Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World movie is the platonic ideal of awesomeness.
If you need me, I’ll in my bed, weeping tears of joy at the beauty I have just seen.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.