Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mr. A's review of...Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

The Story
Scott Pilgrim (24 years old) is an out of work slacker who is getting over his last break-up by going out with Knives Chau (17 years old), a Chinese Catholic high school student. Things seem to be going good until Scott meets a mysterious girl at a party (Ramona Flowers, 24 years old). After horribly dumping Knives (17 years old) Scott starts a new lovey-dovey relationship with Ramona. Things are going great, if not slightly awkward, for our two heroes. They do everything together, eat, sleep, and fight Ramona's seven evil exes. That's right, Ramona has seven evil, semi-super-powered exes all looking to shape the future of her love-life and kick Scott's ass in the process. With death lurking behind every coffee shop and in every night club, will Scott's love for Ramona and resolve to do whatever it takes to stay with her keep him alive? And how can he defeat the ominous Gideon Gordon Graves AND keep his band's contract at the same time?

The Review
F*ck yeah.
What, not enough of a review? Okay, let's try this then:
By the time the opening credits start, you know what kind of film this is going to be. Right off the bat the soundtrack (mostly written by mega-musician Beck) kicks you in the ass and gets you pumped for the action that is to come. The action beats are close enough together so you don't get dragged down by the story beats, but even then there's so much humor scattered about that even when the plot has to progress you're laughing too hard to be bored. Though I had my doubts about Michael Cera being cast as Scott Pilgrim, he manages to pull some bad-assery out and proves that he's got the ability to play "action hero" if he needs to. All other casting is cinematic genius (Alison Pill, I love you), the graphics are insane and makes you feel like you're watching a comic book, wardrobe is incredible, and Edgar Wright is the freakin' MAN!

The Verdict
Even if you haven't read the books, if you've ever played a videogame, been in a band, or fallen in love, you'll want to see this movie. I dare say that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a modern day Revenge of the Nerds, even if you're not one of us, you'll understand the emotions behind this film. I recommend this movie to everyone, young and old. Go see it. Right now.

That's about it for this review. Stay tuned for future reviews and other gangster dealings.

Jaa matta,
Mr. A ("The Talent", 24 years old)

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