Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

Edgar Wright directs Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ellen Wong in this comic book adaptation of a loser bassist whose life becomes complicated when he has to fight his new girlfriend’s SEVEN EVIL EXES.

Knives Chau and Ramona Flowers: Scott Pilgrim is not worthy of you. That’s kind of the point. I’ve seen some modern takes on SPvTW that sit on a moral high stool over what a feckless loser the male lead is. Undeserving of all the great women who are enamoured with him here. Well yeah… duh… the movie is about a flawed hero who discovers self worth and starts treating women just a little better. Wright goes for the gag a minute style of a Naked Gun movie while still trying to make something cool, modern, young and occasionally soulful. I think he gets it right with a messy but pummelling hit rate. The film is too busy to do anything with but admire. You have to like it, there’s too much great stuff here. If you are a fan of musicals, 8-Bit games or in-camera tricks get ready to be indulged. The spot-on cast helps… packed with bright young things, Winstead front and centre in a knowing take on the manic pixie dream girl who has gotten wise to the kinda men she attracts. It is kinda epic and kinda lo-fi at the same time. I can see how some would find it grating but that wasn’t me. The alternative rock soundtrack featuring Beck, Metric and Blood Red Shoes is perfect.

9

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