Thursday, January 26, 2012

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

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.

36 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the movie a lot. Nearly shat bricks when the did fairy fountain from Zelda haha.

    Ah..what a classic game.. <3 Ocarina of Time

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  2. Might check it out then, thanks!

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  3. I really liked it, the comics are worth checking too

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  4. I love this film, especially the vegan powers.

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    1. Being vegan just makes you so much better than anybody else.
      LOL. That was great.

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  5. It's definitely a fun move, and it really fits Cera.

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  6. Yeah enjoyed the movie too, some great video game moments.

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  7. It was a sweet movie I agree, but the graphic novels were horrible...

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  8. never saw it, maybe I will check it out!

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  9. It was... okay. That's all I can think of. Not bad, but not that good either.

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  10. Sounds like I'll have to check this out!

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  11. There were some really good moments in the film but I didn't believe that Mary Elizabeth Winstead was worth all the effort.

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  12. This is one of my favorite movies. I can watch it pretty much whenever and never get bored of it.

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  13. This movie was....different. Not bad though.

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  14. yea lol'd at this film and didnt think i would

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  15. I enjoyed the movie, and I enjoyed the review of it.

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  16. Hm I havent seen this movie but I will go see it

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  17. It was a decent movie, but the comic is much better

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  18. i love this movie. every time i watch it, i like it more. i also just really like edgar wright's directing style

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  19. i loved this movie it was so awesome its completely geared at gamers and there is so many parts that are reminiscent of video gaming :) its perfect perfect!

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  20. Movies that are based on comics have such an usual approach. There should be more movies like this, only pure original. Good stuff it is

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  21. Sounds really good, I'll check it out, thanks!

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  22. This movie was probably my favorite for the year it came out. It was a refreshingly different approach to the usual boy meets girl , fall in love story.

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  23. It had an unbelievably original take on the whole rom-com. It obviously went unappreciated because of this, people don't like change.

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  24. I like things that are quirky and O'Malley is an illustrator of comics and a musician himself. I'm going to have to watch this.

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  25. This film is awesome as! The characters support each other really well without leaving much to the imagination, if only it were longer though.

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  26. Dude Scott Pilgrim vs The World is such a funny movie! One of my favorite parts is when he asks to takes the girls coat in the beginning of the movie when she comes into his house. After she hands it to him he promptly just drops it on the floor instead of putting it on the coat rack. It was funny for me lol Idk

    Anyway I just started following you maybe you could check out my blog to sometime, thanks :)

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  27. This was one of my favorite movies of 2010. I loved the humor and action in the movie, and I am a total video game nerd so I got pretty much all the references. Even the Legend of Zelda Great Fairy music that plays when he's in that dream-like state.

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    1. I think it's one of the best video game movies out there

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