Watch: Edgar Wright's Brilliant and Incomparable Visual Comedy
by Ethan Anderton
May 28, 2014
Another day has gone by, and we're still pretty bummed that Edgar Wright is no longer at the helm of Ant-Man. For anyone who doesn't think this is a big deal, Marvel has made a very poor decision by letting a talented filmmaker walk out the door and letting their own nervousness and arrogance get in the way of making what could have been a stellar installment in their cinematic universe. The movie could still be good, but we'll always wonder what Wright could have done in Marvel's kitchen. And in case you've forgotten just how meticulous and brilliant of a director Wright has been, we've got a video you should see.
As Zhou explains, "If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and an appreciation of a director so awesome that Marvel had to fire him on a holiday." The idea behind the video is how effectively Wright still uses the camera without overshadowing just how funny the film's proceedings and characters are. In fact, he uses the camera to create even more laughs to go with his tight script. The comparison between similar scenes in Wright's films and other loved comedies really points out how plain some studio comedies are in their storytelling and execution of laughter. Well?