Based on the graphic novel series of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a genre-bender — it's part action flick, part rock and roll anthem, part romantic comedy.
Based on the graphic novel series of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a genre-bender — it's part action flick, part rock and roll anthem, part romantic comedy. Overlaid with whimsical video game effects, it's a risky combo to employ for a mainstream film, but director Edgar Wright has executed it so confidently and with such commitment that it's a triumph.
is the title character, a bass player in the band Sex Bob-Omb, who mostly hangs out with his friends and deals with the daily drama of his love life. When he meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), his mysterious, multicolored-tressed love interest, he falls at his feet to date her. Like any new relationship, there are challenges — specifically Ramona's past, which includes seven angry exes that Scott must fight to the death if he wants to keep seeing Ramona. Not only is his life on the line, each of his nemeses has a mystical power he has to overcome (my favorite? Brandon Routh's vegan-powered psychic abilities). It's fantastical, for sure, but give it a shot: Scott Pilgrim
is an energy drink of a movie, an effervescent gem with the aesthetics of a video game and the heart of an indie romance.
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