Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film, based on the graphic novel series of Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O`Malley, directed by Edgar Wright.
The main character Scott Pilgrim is played by Michael Cera. If we would leave aside Scott`s unrealistic fighting skills, then Scott doesn`t seem that different from other characters Michael Cera has played over the years. Scott is a boy-like young man who lives with his gay roommate and friend in a tiny basement apartment just across the street from his parent`s house in Toronto Canada. Just like many characters Michael Cera has played before, Scott has abundant girl problems. There was this one girl Envy Adams who broke his heart a year and a half ago, and then there is Knives Chau, a 17-year-old Chinese school girl who Scotts starts dating when he finally starts to show signs of getting over Envy Adams. For a while everything seems to be going smoothly for Scott. He goes to band practice and hangs out with Knives. Things start to get complicated when a new girl Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, moves to town and catches Scott`s eye. Scott falls in love with her at the first sight. And that is when things start to get interesting. So this is the point I`m going to stop the retell as I don`t wanna spoil the surprises for anybody.
I read a few comments about this movie on IMDB and it seems like people either get it and like it or are as confused as a bird in a shopping center and don`t like it.
I guess if you start watching it and expect it to be a normal coming-of-age comedy and you are not enough open-minded to watch an unusual video-game-like approach to fight scenes and even going to the toilet, then you probably wouln`t like it. But if you are an open-minded person and like unusual things, then this just might be something you would like.
One really strong part of this movie is definitely the soundtrack. It features good old tunes like "Under my thumb" by The Rolling Stones, "I Heard Ramona Sing" by Frank Black and so on. But there is also alot of pretty decent original music being played as Scott is in a band and they are taking part in a battle of the bands contest.
On IMDB Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has a rating of 7.6/10 and on Rotten Tomatoes 7.5/10.
I`ll give it 8/10 and most definitely recommend it to all of you, who like things that are out of the box of boring usualness.