Slacker Scott plays in the local garage band Sex Bob-Omb. One day he meets the girl of his dreams, delivery girl Ramona Flowers. But in order to win Ramona’s affection, he will have to defeat her seven deadly exes, video game style. An adaptation of the cult classic graphic novel.
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With the willed goofiness of its media-centrism—which both diverts and distills the constant pressure its characters endure—“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” presents a richer blend of the contemporary adolescent experience than any teen comedy I’ve seen.
This is my favorite movie of all time this is the movie that made me love Michael Cera. This flick was genuinely funny hip stylish and the screenplay and effects were fresh. This was a refreshing step away from the norm!
Wright's adaptation of the Toronto set graphic novels is an enjoyable hip romp full of quotable dialogue with a video game aesthetic that truly works in its favour. Casting is exceptional with even the most minor characters given chance to shine. Great soundtrack featuring Broken Social Scene, Metric, Beck and Nigel Goderich.
While not piercing as deeply as the comic book it also skips a lot of ridiulous shit in there as well. To the credit of the film. It takes what's great about the comic and distills it into the greatest love story of the 10's thus far. And I don't think it will be exeeded.
This is a very underrated film and also the best video game film ever made. I say that because this film is basically set up like a video game. Also how great is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, she looks sexy in every hair color. I'd fight seven evil exes for her.
As a resident of Pilgrim's hometown, I will say that "Scott Pilgrim" perfectly captures the sensibilities and spirit of Toronto -- it's not just very Canadian, it's also most specifically Torontonian. The beatnik local music scene, the neverending winters, the small town camaraderie in a big town, the slightly askew sense of humor... it's all there. Oh and the soundtrack rocks.
Edgar Wright's film is one of the very rare examples where the adaptation of a graphic novel is used to create a fresh cinematic aesthetic with appropriate narrative and graphic features. Furthermore, the whole realization relies on the language of video games especially from the 1980s which also affects the sound design with its references to the early 8 bit sounds (like the brillant Universal Studios Opening).