Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scott Pilgrim VS. the World

a review by Russell Pinkston

22 year old slacker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera...who plays his typical character) plays base guitar for a band called Sex Bob-Omb!  But Scott has a problem with girlfriends weither it be his ex....Envy Adams (Brie Larson) who is lead singer for the band The Clash at Demonhead or his current girlfriend....17 year old Knives Chau (played awesomely by newcomer Ellen Wong).   But to make matters more complicated Scott falls for the mysterious pink haired Romona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).  Scott must figure out how to win her over all while trying how to break up with Knives without breaking her heart.  But that's not it.  In order to date Romona...Scott must fight and defeat Romona's 7 evil exes!
Included in the exes are Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) and Chris Evans (Captain America).  Jason Schwartzman and Anna Kendrick (Twilight) also costar.   But one character who stole almost every scene he was in was Kieran Culkin (who's aunt is Die Hard's Bonnie Bedelia!)...who played Scott Pilgrim's gay roomate.   He was really funny.  It also has uncredited cameos by Thomas Jane and Clifton Collins Jr.
The movie was directed by Edgar Wright....the genius who brought us Hot Fuzz and the cult hit Shaun of the Dead! 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is based on the series of comic books...Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
It took a little while for me to get into the movie but once I did....I found it fun and original.   I am not a gamer or a comic book nerd but I still manage to enjoy this movie.  This is one of those movies that needs to be seen a couple of times to be truely appreciated for how smart and well made it is.   I look forward to picking it up on dvd or Blu Ray. 
Michael Cera does basically plays the same character in every movie...and this one is no different...but as long as he's getting paid for it....why mess with something that's working for him.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World absolutely took over Comic Con this year...and somehow I still manage to miss almost every single SPvstW event.....as my first Comic Con was an awesomely epic event in it's self.  
It's a shame not as many people went to the theater and seen this movie although those who have....have been singing it's praises....and it's awesome soundtrack as well! 
If you haven't seen it yet....go check it out...you just might find you like it! 
Other movies I like by the cast of Scott Pilgrim VS. the World: 
Michael Cera:  Superbad and Juno
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:  Final Destination 3 and Live Free or Die Hard
Kieran Culkin:  Home Alone 1 &2 and Father of the Bride 1 & 2
Brandon Roth:  Superman Returns and Zack &Miri Make a Porno
Chris Evans:  The Perfect Score, Fantastic Four 1 & 2 and Sunshine
Thomas Jane:  Deep Blue Sea and The Punisher
Clifton Collins Jr.:  The Stoned Age, The Last Castle, Crank 2 and Star Trek 

I give Scott Pilgrim VS. The World 4 out of 5 evil exes!

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