Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Romance and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.
Release Date: August 13th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references.
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Director: Edgar Wright
JJ Rating: A+
See it again: YES!
Own it: YES!
Recommend it to: those that live creative, witty and down right awesome, awesome, awesome things!11!!!11!!
Scott Pilgrim’s (Michael Cera) heart was decimated by a girl in a band. He rebounds with a girl in high school, who wears a uniform, who is just seventeen and Chinese. That is until he sees Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) with hair “like this” and he fawn-stalkers her. Then video game fun happens while her 7 Evil Exs try to BEAT. HIM. DOWN! Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is amazing, astonishing, creative, witty, thrilling, enchanting, fantastical, freakin’ hot and amazing…did I state that already? It’s everything I thought it would be. It’s visually spectacular. It’s written so well that it’s now become harder to impress me. I love everything about it. It feels like seeing someone that’s so hot and sexy that you can’t find a flaw. You just want to enjoy that moment of just looking and hope it never, ever, ever goes away. This feeling hasn’t been around for a while. Inception gave me a taste of what it was I was hoping for, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World gave me everything including the kitchen sink. The randomness melted my heart into piles of gushy, gooshy, mushy mush. It spoke to my mind. It stole my language and spoke to me in ways many movies fail to do. Yes, it’s a failure to not speak on my level. So good that I saw it at midnight and then went and saw it again on Friday. There was much laughing that hid some of the next funny lines. After seeing it twice, I can honestly say it’s one of the best, best, best movies I’ve ever seen.
Every single actor. Every single actor. EVERY. SINGLE. ACTOR. WAS fantastic. (Reminds me of Clue) They acted within their character’s means and made the story a thousand upon a thousand times better. I can’t funnel enough sane to communicate how incredibly phantasmagorical Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is. Every single character not only held their own, but stood alone as an intricate part of an indisputably wowing event. Michael Cera acts as he does in other films, but this go around he’s more aloof and spacey making Scott Pilgrim the most unique character he’s ever done.
There’s so much greatness that is packed in that I can’t get over how great it is. The visual aspects with the fluttering hearts, the WHAMS and the BAMS and all kinds of creative zig-zags and wiggles and powers all create a great smorgasbord of eye candy that I couldn’t get enough of with just two viewings. I could even see it again. The video game touch, the coins exploding when an ex is defeated, the music, the t-shirts, the dorky hat for bad hair, the attitude, and the magical wonder makes Scott Pilgrim vs. The World one of, if not, the best movie of 2010. Every film that is ever created should strive to have a personality like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. They shouldn’t have the exact same personality, but a personality that makes it stand out and be unique and remembered. Each film should be unique and enjoyed for their uniqueness. Movies shouldn’t compete with books. They should use what makes them fantastic and that’s the visuals, things you can see and appreciate that books cannot and never will be able to give.
Kieran Culkin (played Wallace Wells) is one of the standout actors. His sarcastic demeanor as the gay roommate of Scott Pilgrim, add more humor to so much already going on. Whether or not Wallace was actually a good friend is questionable, but he could be considered a Dr. House friend. Someone that does state relevant assessments in an asinine manner that makes them despicable, but somehow loveable.
EVERYTHING. WAS. AWESOME!
I can’t get into every actor, every scene, every everything. The tag line “Epic of epic epicenes” simply states how great this movie is. I love it. This is why I ramble about it, because I LOVE IT. Do you understand that much, at least? I watched The Expendables and afterward I couldn’t speak of anything I saw. What I did end up doing was quoting different movie. That’s right, I was quoting Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Do you know why? Because I’m in total lesbians with it. Yes. I. Am.
I write Like: Oscar Wilde