Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World - 5 out of 5

When I saw this movie in the theater, my experience wasn't the best. I took a seat in the theater thinking I was going to be surrounded by my fellow geeks--the target audience for the film. Instead, my eyes were assaulted by a mass group of hipsters all wearing the stupid vintage fedoras. Sitting in a crowd of cultural vampires like hipsters kept me from fully enjoying the epicness that was Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Sitting back and popping this baby into my PS3 (that's right, watched it on Blu-Ray, baby!) and I was able to fully enjoy this movie...plus, the theater I saw it in sucked noodles and had terrible sound and picture, so watching it on Blu-Ray was preferable on all levels.

Based on the fantastic graphic novel series and following pretty close to the story, Scott Pilgrim is just two hours of pure fun that anyone who loves comics or video games will love (if you love the comic, we already know you loved the movie). The editing, visuals and sound are just a non-stop bombardment of awesome striking you directly in the brain to the point this movie is like a drug. Add the sweet visuals with a killer cast and you know you're in for a thrill.

Michael Cera (who is pretty viciously typed cast, even in this movie) is great as Scott Pilgrim. Although it's nothing we haven't seen Cera do before, he still does it well and he's just so damn entertaining as Pilgrim. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays the girl of Pilgrim's dreams and not only is she terrific, she is so damn hot in this movie! Other highlights include Chris Evans (Fantastic Four) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) playing a couple of evil exes out for Pilgrim's blood. Add in great acting by Kieran Culkin and some great cameos by Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins Jr. and this movie just keeps on rolling down awesome lane with no hint of stopping.

The only real low point that comes in this movie comes in the form of the typecast actors. Occasionally, like in Cera's case, it isn't a bad thing and it fits well but sometimes, it's just annoying. Granted it's not annoying enough to take you out of the movie but seeing Jason Schwartzman playing the same character in this movie that he's played in EVERY movie he's been in and seeing Aubrey Plaza playing the angst-filled angry youngster she's been playing since she burst on the scene can be a let down for this otherwise perfect movie.

But even this one complaint isn't enough to make this movie lose anything in the ratings department. The fact this movie is so funny and fun to watch keeps this film at a 5 out of 5.

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