Garage band bass player Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is a 22-year-old Toronto slacker who almost has it all, especially when beautiful Ramona Flowers (Winstead) shows up. Too bad she has seven evil ex-boyfriends who want to eliminate Scott from Ramona's life through a series of stylized, potentially lethal, fights. Hyperactive adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels geared to its videogame savvy, text messaging audience.
Originality goes a long way for this critic. It seems to be a rarer and rarer commodity in an era of filmmaking in which most movies don't display a single unique thought or concept. Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is an imperfect film and can be downright frustrating ...Read More
May get mixed reviews from some UncleKitty at 2010-08-13 22:13:34
I haven't actually read the comic this is based on (I can only read so many before the budget runs out), but the film has a lot to digest. It has equal parts inspiration from modern Japanese fantasy films, Bollywood, Chinese supernatural Kung Fu movies from the 70s/80s, indie rock, video games, and the films of John Hughes (tell me the seventh evil ex doesn't look like Judd Nelson on purpose). Overall it's the best film I've seen this summer since Kick-#!@%*#, but with it drawing from so many references there's bound to be a few people in the audience who don't get some of the in-jokes. Thankfully the rest of the humor is broad based enough to appeal to them.
But if you're tired of the same old crap over and over give it a shot. It has it's weaknesses but it's fun, it's light hearted, and there's nothing else out right now half as creative or original, and for that alone it deserves you giving it a chance.