feedingbrett’s review published on Letterboxd:
Review In A Nutshell:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World feels almost as if it was a gift to its audience, presenting an adaptation of a graphic novel that strays from the familiar scent that reeks of its peers; an intimate romance and coming of age story that navigates to extreme creative peaks that determines its appeal on its audience immediately; from the moment it begins, one would have been able to determine the film’s ultimate appeal, which for myself, falls within the zone of great enthusiasm. Edgar Wright’s direction pounds onto my brain relentlessly, primarily with great effect as it rarely stumbles upon repetition, as it's levelling structure aims to provide something new and reveal the growth that takes place within our protagonist. Indeed, the screenplay restricts itself from effectively justifying its character development, showing far more concern on the aesthetic and the premise rather than to create resonating complexity, but thankfully there is enough to deeply satisfy even its most attentive of viewers. The film evokes the capabilities of Wright as a filmmaker, the first feature that is separate from his famous partnership with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in their Cornetto trilogy, unafraid to push the medium’s capability to please its viewers, a method of fan service that is economically risky but artistically golden when under the right hands. A lengthier write up will be done for the film through a second viewing, whenever that may be; it has been quite a while since a film has left me so giddy.