Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a film made by Edgar Wright in 2010 and it’s based on the comic-books written by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
When you first see a poster of the movie, for thosepeople that haven’t had the chance to read the comic first and don’t know what happens, you think: “oh, another Michael Cera movie where he’s a geek and has extremely bad luck with girls” andimmediately start thinking of his previous films and how cliché of him to stick to the same genre and be the same old character. But after a while, as I watched the movie, I discovered that this one wasdifferent.
The story is about Scott Pilgrim, a 23 slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto, Canada and plays guitar in the band Sex Bob.omb. He falls in love with Ramona Flowers, an Americangirl who just moved in, but in order to date her, Scott has to defeat her seven evil exes in a serious of battles.
Of course, with the description, my mind changed completely, even before watchingthe movie. A geeky boy (cliché) who falls in love with a girl and BATTLES with her evil exes? What kind of epic-ness have I missed?
From the very beginning the absurd situations in the movie make theviewer laugh. The visual effects, even though they’re not the ones like the ones in Inception, are incredible. They make you feel like you’re playing a videogame and reading a comic-book at the sametime. Also, a very important aspect in this movie is the soundtrack. Even though it’s no Quentin Tarantino who has to have the perfect music and sound for each scene, the theme of this film has themost fun and juvenile soundtrack that makes you enjoy with excitement every combat scene without stressing out.
In the end the only wrong thing you’re going to say or comment about this movie is howboring your life is after watching it. As you’re in a fantasy world while watching it, you’re never going to go back, and that’s the magic about it. Now you (and I) can say that yes, Michael Cera...