Thursday, January 13, 2011

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Cinema Sweetheart's Rating: 9 out of 10
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieren Culkin
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Run Time: 112 minutes

Scott Pilgrim's (Cera) life is great: he's 23, dating a cute little highschooler named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), mooches off his gay roommate Wallace (Culkin), is part of the awesome band Sex Bob-Omb, and has just met the girl of his dreams--literally!  He first sees Ramona Flowers (Winstead) as she skates through his dreams, and when he sees her at a party (confirming her existence) he decides he needs to go out with her.  There are just a few issues.  The first is Knives, who has just pronounced her love for him.  The second is Ramona.  To date her, he first must defeat her seven evil exes.

This is a fun-filled action movie that's great for gamers.  Besides being filled with video game references, sound effects, and soundtracks, all of Scott's battles are choreographed as though he were in a video game, with really cool attacks and tough boss levels (ie. the exes).  The whole movie almost seems to flow like a comic book, with various sound effects such as doorbells not only sounding but flashing across the screen (ie. DINGDONG).

The evil exes were incredibly creative, from Matthew Patel who has magic powers, Todd Ingram the psychic-powered vegan, and the Katayanagi twins with their almost "other-worldly" musical talent.  Must be seen to be believed!

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a movie with a little bit of everything.  Like action?  The fight scenes are definitely action-packed.  Like drama?  How about Scott having to juggle two girls because he can't just tell the one "no"?  Romance?  This guy like a girl so much he will fight her seven evil exes just to go out with her!  Sounds good to me :)  There is also a ton of comedy (more visual than anything else, so a little hard to describe and still sound funny), and the premise is totally fantasy genre.  Basically, if you like action, romance, fantasy, drama......well, then you might just enjoy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World :)

My Brother's official rating is a 12 out of 10 ^_^


  1. I was waiting to see what you had to say about this one. Kind of glad you liked it, 'cause I kind of wanted to see it.

  2. I loved this movie! I still need to write a review of it for my own blog. This was one of my favorite movies of last year. :)

  3. Robby, I look forward to reading your review! Loved your review of True Grit, by the way ;)

  4. Hey, this is Joe from Film class.I really like your writing style here. And I agree, this is an AMAZING movie, one of the best of the year (the full list is on my blog, led by "Inception" and "Black Swan"). Anyway, great job here and looking forward to what you review next!

  5. After looking through some of your listings of films you've loved, I have some recommendations for you (in no particular order).

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Sweeney Todd
    Pan's Labyrinth
    American Beauty
    Almost Famous
    American History X
    Donnie Darko
    The Devil's Advocate


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