Review: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD - We Are Movie Geeks

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Be prepared to have your minds blown with awesomeness that is SCOTT PILGRIM!

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a love sick slacker from Toronto, Canada. He serial dates, doesn’t have a job, and spends most of his time with his band “Sex Bob-Omb”.He lives with his gay roommate Wallace Wells(Kieran Culkin) in an extremely small one room apartment. They even share a bed.  His 22 year old life has been reduced to dating 17 year old Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) after his ex Envy Adams(Brie Larson) breaks his heart. That is, until he meets Ramona Flowers(Mary Elizabeth Winstead).

When Scott finally lands a date with Ramona, he soon learns that he must battle her 7 evil exes: Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha), Lucas Lee Chris Evans), Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), Roxy Richter (Mae Whitman), Kyle and Ken Katayanagi (Keita and Shota Saitou), and Gideon Gordon Graves (Jason Schwartzman). Now, Scott must decide if Ramona is worth the fight, and if he is ready to let go of Envy Adams, heck, and Knives Chau, and fight for Ramona’s love.

THIS FILM IS AMAZING. I have never seen anything quite like it! The cinematography was fun and energetic, leaving the audience with the feeling of being inside a video game. This could have been a major failure, but somehow, they managed to pull off the entire look and feel of the film. It was a different take on how to shoot a comic book based movie, and I think people are going to be emulating this for years to come.

Michael Cera was fantastic as Scott Pilgrim. I have been hearing from a lot of people that they would like to see him play a different character than the one that he always seems to play, and this is a good start. The action side of him was rather fun. I still would like to see him branch out more, but I do not think that they could have cast a better actor for the part!

The league of evil exes was a riot! Jason Schwartzman is always fun to watch on the big screen. He does a wonderful job of portraying a slimy, manipulative, record label owner. He, as well as the rest of the cast, do a great job of poking fun at hipsters, and other random “cool” things in society. The delivery in this is rather spot on. Kieran Culkin plays his role as the gay roommate rather well. He has a ton of witty lines, and adds to the comedic side of the film.

I cannot say enough about how the film was shot. The colors were vibrant. The graphics were incredible. Heck, the fight scenes were just plain EPIC. I have never seen a video game movie that actually pulled off the feel of a game so well, and this was a COMIC with a video game feel… so kudos! The entire audience must have thought so too because there was a ton of laughing and cheering throughout the entire film.

* Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Nerdy, snarky horror lover with a campy undertone. Goonies never say die.


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