Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scott Pilgrim VS The World Review

Scott Pilgrim VS The World Review

Scott Pilgrim VS The World directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) is what i predict to become a cult classic with gamers and comic book readers. Its based upon the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley but don't pass this up for another comic book film like Iron Man or Spiderman. The film had me shed a tear within the first ten minutes knowing this is the film i have been wanting for so long, and thats a triumph it self.

Michael Cera (Superbad) is Scott Pilgrim and along with his friends hes in a band. Hes going out with a seventeen asian school girl until he meets Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof.) Unfortunate for him if he wishes to be her boyfriend he must defeat her seven evil exes, all of which have some kind of superpower and wish to kill him.

The plot sounds like something out of a B grade film but a B grade film couldn't have such a plot and make you believe this world or its characters. The film takes a while to get into the main plot but when it does its full blow epicness as the tagline suggests. Although i never got bored or felt the feel dragged at all, i did feel it proberly could have worked better as a two part film, the characters could have been flushed out a bit better.

Michael Cera had gotten himself stuck into a one role actor, always playing the same character in a different movie but here i think he got himself out of it. Cera plays the bewildered Scott brilliantly, he pulls of all the comedy well and also makes a believable action hero. Marry Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona is fantastic is really feels like she got out of her skin for this role and took on the character. Even though there is no dramatic acting in the film you'll see winning Academy Awards id say every piece of acting was brilliant, although there was some standouts for me. Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) brought one of the best bad guys Ive seen in ages to the table, his lines sutterly funny and I'm now willing to forgive him for the mess that was Superman Returns. Kieran Culkin (Lymelife) as the gay best friend of Scott makes for some of the funnier scenes in the movie, he provides one of the backbone characters for the film more or less being Scott's conscience.

Scott Pilgrim VS The World is one of the best put together films ever, little has there been a film where the story, editing and special effects all entwine so perfectly. Every special effect has a game atmospheric look and every little editing tweek and camera angle all add up for the look and feel that is Scoot Pilgrims life.

The music is also brilliant, the soundtrack features a lot of grudge rock or punk, even the music from Scott's band Sex Bob-Omb features into the soundtrack well but also makes the movie. Music is a big part of this film and thankfully the music is something that you can enjoy. Other than the main soundtrack there is also little tunes from games or pop culture put throughout the film, i couldn't help myself yell out 'Ooo Zelda!' as the Zelda theme song was very s utterly playing in the background.

Scoot Pilgrim VS The World is a film that maybe not everyone will get but it's target audience sure will get it and will love it as i did. The night i entered the cinema to see this film i got married and it was to this film, thank you Edgar Wright for bringing this masterpiece to screen.

Acting: 8.5
Writing: 9
Direction: 9.5
Production: 10

Overall: 9.25

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