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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
Scott Pilgrim is a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels of the same name by Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
This movie is like anime and videogame combined, and when you do it right, can you honestly think of a better combination..
The think I like the most about this movie is that the movie is so funny, entertaining and full of action and ultra-cool direction and cinematography but also can works its way into the heart with such a touching love story between two unforgettable characters.
Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are really amazing in their roles and the soundtrack is mesmerizing as well.
Edgar Wright gives us a movie that according to my wife is "too cool for me" as a 43year old man. A fantasy adventure that bristles with attitude and a cracking young cast including Michael Cera,Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick and the excellent Jason Schwartzman this was real fun. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the object of the young Scott Pilgrim's affection as he is instantly smitten by her but unaware of his impending date with destiny.
As things progress with his new girl Scott is stunned to discover that he must defeat her seven evil exes for her love. Duelling with a variety of evil exes, from a skateboarding actor to a lesbian young Stevie Nicks lookalike Scott battles in a…
There have been moments lately when I've really felt my age. The creaking bones, the lethargy of a middle-aged man, even the grumpiness of 27 years of night-shift are starting to show. My wife, my dog, movies, and my LB friends keep me going as the hot weather saps what little energy I have left, but then it's time to kick back and enjoy some me time. First up, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
There are movies that are so silly and so much fun that you can't help but lose yourself in them. Edgar Wright's first foray into Hollywood is just that, a film that indulges the weird and the wonderful without remorse. It's pure unadulterated joy as everyone's…
If Scott Pilgrim, or more specifically Michael Cera, wasn’t such an insufferable twat I might actually enjoy this film.
Edgar Wright brings the pages of the comic book to life with verve and originality yet so much of his good work is undone by such a horrible fuckwit for a protagonist. I can’t think of another film where nearly all the elements are spot on yet the lead makes it nearly impossible to enjoy. Although faithful to the source material it is a film that pushes and plays with the boundaries of the medium whilst packed with enough little throwaway details to make the film re-watchable despite Cera doing his best to ruin the whole experience.
I feel bad for not liking a film with this much energy, inventiveness and infectious spirit.
Pulsating at you with great velocity, Scott Pilgrim vs The World Rambos at the human senses with it's striking and inspired visuals, and enveloping sound design; assembled together by a filmmaker who shares great passion for the incorporated genres and mediums, delivering something fresh, risky, and engaging, an experience that would surely stand the test of time, almost as if fighting the traditional boundaries of fictional storytelling, a quirky attitude that is infectious and honing itself in a protagonist that searches deeper into the soul, more so than one would expect from a feature that embraces in its chosen aesthetic.
Revealing little by little, the fragility of Scott Pilgrim, a young man who draws in women from his life to…
I forgot how totally awesome this movie is!
One of the most original unique movies I've ever seen. So glad I re-visited this, hadn't seen it since I saw it in theaters. Visually this is absolutely stunning. I'm having a nerdgasm right now.
kill bill action scenes mixed with b-movie acting, and a shitty, cliche love story.... trifecta
Here we have the definition of a movie that should not have flopped and became a cult classic.
Michael Cera managed to show something a little different from what we usually see from him, the action and the visuals were top notch and fun and all of the ex's were relishing in their roles. Kieran Culkan was hilarious as Scott's roommate. The only flaws that come from "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" really come from your own personal taste in movies if you can relate to one or two of the things in this movie then there is no way you won't at least like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
Scott Pilgrim seems like it has a bit of a Marmite thing going on. Whenever I talk to people about this film they either love it or cannot stand it. Personally, I have seen it about 5 times, and just find it a bit lacklustre. It's not a bad movie per se, but it's just missing something that I can't quite put my finger on.
Scott and Ramona are good characters, and you do find yourself rooting for them, and the film itself is funny at times, but it just feels like a film desperate to cram comic book and video game references into an hour and a half run time.
I haven't read the comics really myself, but I…
This movie is insane in the best way. Really funny and great fights. The music is good as is the acting and cast. The whole movie is great fun from start to finish. It's more fun if you know your video games.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: a perfectly cast, fast-paced, colorful, relatable and respectable film deserving praise for each shot. Criticism for this film also deserves recognition, but it serves to be trite in the grand scheme of the film as a whole.
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A great blend of action/comedy and romance. Highly Recommended
A triumph of comedy, romance, drama (yeah, a little bit), and it's also by far the best 'video game' movie ever made - that it's a comic book movie based on a Manga style of drawing.... Man, this movie just has it all for someone like be. Rock music too! Even Michael Cera's awesome in it, surrounded by even funnier people (and a great female lead in Mary-Elizabeth Winstead, constantly non-plussed but not disengaged from the characters around her). Visual masterpiece mix with bravura comic timing and real pathos in showing a young man and his fucking up as a lover... One of the best films of the decade.
In my mind, this is the first true videogame movie, in spite of it being based on a series of comic books. Michael Cera is well cast in the socially awkward titular role, and the supporting cast all deliver some great performances, including Chris Evans in a great send up of his future role as an action hero. Soundtrack includes some great song choices, and original music by Beck fills out the rest. Plus Mary-Elizabeth Winstead is excellent as one of Scott's exes. Deliciously good fun.
So I realize I'm not the target audience and for that reason Scott Pilgrim didn't resonate with me as much, but all the same its a pretty good movie. Michael is ridiculous, but actually sorta funny. The movie uses a lot of video game tropes and styles which are really lost on me. A funny movie, but it's odd format threw me off.
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