Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Movie Night Review 2: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Words can not do this film justice...
    This film is incredible. Truly incredible. It brings a breath of fresh air into the atmosphere of all movies today. It's unique style & charm make it an enjoyable movie to watch. While it does heavily rely on special effects, there is no problem with that in this film, because it has a heavy "Video Game" influence. Well, now that I've made this film look like the greatest thing since sliced bread let me say a few negatives. For a start: Michael Cera. He does a great job of portraying the main character Scott. Probably better than most actors could. But he doesn't always seem to put a lot of emotion into the character. Perhaps it was meant that way. But he just comes across bland at times. To be honest there's really not much else at fault. The movie follows the book series really close. It's actually kind of scary how close it follows the book. If you ever read the first Scott Pilgrim book it feels almost like a story board to the movie. No joke. But that's OK: because the books are also amazing.

   But back to the movie: the basic plot is that Scott Pilgrim (who lives in Toronto, Canada) is dating a girl named Knives Chau. But then Scott falls in love with another girl named Romona Flowers. And before Scott can win Romona, he has to fight her seven evil exes. From there it just becomes a mess. I'm not going to say too much more except that if you find this movie in a video store (which I know you will sooner or later so don't try and deny it) try and rent it. Because it's worth it. Trust the dragon.

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