Youth in Revolt

    Prior to seeing Inglorious Bastards this weekend, I caught a preview for the upcoming Michael Cera film, Youth in Revolt. It looked good… And I’m not just saying that because we get to see a little part of Ann Arbor explode.

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    I’m not sure how much of the film was shot here. If memory serves, I don’t think the crew was even in town for a week. I think they may have just come in to shoot the one scene shown above, where the car rolls down the hill and explodes in a giant fire ball. I guess that’s the kind of thing that happens when you have ridiculously aggressive incentives in place…. Anyway, it’s cool to see a familiar intersection make it to the silver screen… Here’s the trailer.

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      5 Comments

      1. kez
        Posted August 24, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

        what did you think of Inglourious Basterds?

      2. Robert
        Posted August 25, 2009 at 7:16 am | Permalink

        Every catastrophe scene should be shot in Michigan. It should be a law.

      3. Dirtgrain
        Posted August 25, 2009 at 9:36 am | Permalink

        Inglorious Basterds was great. The opening scene would win all sorts of short film awards if it were so presented. I’ll not forget that scene. Christoph Waltz was extraordinary in his role–one of the best performances that I have ever seen in film. He created such tension and character depth, from the opening scene through the rest of the film.

        There were some caricature characters, Brad Pitt’s being the most prominent one. At first, I didn’t like him in the role, thinking a lesser-known actor would have been better, but over the last third of the film, I liked him in the role–edgy and funny.

        If you can tolerate the serious, grim, gory, cringe-inducing and dramatic mixed with the funny, schticky, gimmicky and absurd (that’s what Tarentino is all about), then you will love the movie (suspend disbelief).

      4. Kevin
        Posted August 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

        I would love a whole movie of familiar sites around Ann Arbor exploding. There could be a series offered on late night TV, like Girls Gone Wild. Only instead of having young women pop their tops, you’d have historic landmarks bursting into flames.

      5. Marv
        Posted August 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

        Good Idea Kevin. Lets blow up the only thing that keeps Ypsilanti alive.

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