Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ★★★★★

"You once were a vegone, but now, you will…be gone."
Is this the ultimate filmbro movie? An awkward, geeky white boy protagonist in a band who’s actually kind of a dick, crushing on/stalking a manic pixie dream girl who literally has pink hair? You know what, I don’t care. I fucking love this movie. It’s just awesome.
I can see how other people might find it annoying, but I think the film subverts any filmbro feels by being self-aware and so stylized, silly and fun. It doesn’t take itself seriously, and it constantly acknowledges Scott’s shittiness. The captions, sound effects, zooms and ludricrous fights are all knowing winks. I laughed so hard on this re-watch, such a great script, lots of throwaway lines I’ve missed. “All our shows are secret shows.”
Literally everyone is in this, you could spend 10 hours reading the imdb page. Michael Cera is the worst here and it’s great, people understandably get kind of sick of his shtick but it works in the movies he’s in. Not sure why these girls would want to hook up with him but whatever.
This is definitely my favourite Edgar Wright film. Like Tarantino, you can see why people might accuse it of style over substance, but what style! Of all the movies that have bombed at the box office this is the one of the ones I’m saddest about.
MVP is Knives Chau, with or without highlights. And Kim. And Wallace.

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