Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

UK Release: 25th August 2010
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 4th September2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Runtime: 1hr 52mins
Tagline: An epic of epic epicness.
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim plays in a band which aspires to success. He dates Knives Chau, a high-school girl five years younger, and he hasn't recovered from being dumped by his former girlfriend, now a success with her own band. When Scott falls for Ramona Flowers, he has trouble breaking up with Knives and tries to romance Ramona. As if juggling two women wasn't enough, Ramona comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona.

My Review: As the comic book darling of the British film world since Kick Ass, it was hard not to miss the hype surrounding Scott Pilgrim. And so I was glad to pick this up at a bargain price and finally see what (if anything) I’ve been missing. 
I was immediately struck by the strong visual style from Edgar Wright - the comic book style graphics, the edgy editing and the captions on screen. It adds an extra layer to the film, making it a lot more clever and fun to watch. Michael Cera was his usual goofy self and seemed to fit the role of Scott Pilgrim perfectly. And while it was all a little ridiculous it was edgy and funny enough for it to be pretty... well... epic! 
So while it was the ‘greatest movie ever’ like some of my friends have described it was still very much enjoyable. You can’t help but love it by the end as it is overall an excellent feel-good movie that’s perfect for watching with friends!

Score: 8/10

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