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Michael Cera vs. the Ladies

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The rough plot of every Michael Cera film: Cera is a quirky geek who is in love with a beautiful woman. Cera channels all his geek power into wooing the lady through awkward conversations and self-deprecating humor. Boom. The lady can no longer resist his charms. They fall in love. Credits roll.

This week Cera utilizes his powers of attraction in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The Edgar Wright-directed film has Cera playing the titular Scott Pilgrim in a quest to romance Ramona Flowers. Cera has to fight the evil ex-boyfriends of Flowers through a blend of karate film stunts and video game effects. Forget Shakespeare, some women just can’t resist the cooing of that romantic prose we all know as the Konami code.

Cera has been honing his powers of geek seduction since his early days in the banana stand on Arrested Development, and now he’s becoming a full-on leading man. One can only assume it is only a matter of time before we see Angelina Jolie whispering into his ear, “You’ve passed every home console-based Zelda game?! Help me get my pants off.”

Don’t mistake this for Hollywood fantasy. This is the power of the Michael Cera SuperGeek. Below we’ve created an infographic to help you hone your own skills of romance. And remember, if all else fails, ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →, B, A is generally a free pass to second base.

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