‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’ (2010)

Presenting to you a review of a movie I have never once gotten tired of watching. I have watched it so many times, and never once reviewed it. One thing I hoped wouldn’t happen while reviewing this is notice the faults I didn’t see before, and end up liking it less. See if it does or not with this review of “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”.

 Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is dating a high school student.  At least he is in the beginning of this film. Things are going okay for them for a while before he literally meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Ramona is one of those sassy roller-blading girls with sometimes pink sometimes blue hair, and she somehow pulls off being Scott’s polar opposite and perfect match all at the same time. However, to win her heart, he must beat her seven evil exes in a battle to the death.

 This film is heavily influenced on both martial arts movies, video games, and comics. It was based on a graphic novel series of the same name that began in the year 2004 and continued to 2010, when this film came out. There are some differences to how the comic dealt with things, but as with any adaptation, it must be respected as it’s own entity. It is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I would say (having not read any of the comics) that it did amazing on its own.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 Michael Cera has been seen as a typecast his whole life ever since “Arrested Development”, but that’s not really the case. It seems like this is the same old Michael Cera, but the added martial arts factor and hilarity transformed him into something almost completely different. Cera fit the role magnificently, and Winstead also did a fantastic job with Ramona’s character.

 The martial arts used in the film was actually very well done, and it had to be in order to be successful. There is nothing more hilarious than to see Michael Cera fighting kung-fu. Somehow, they produce an endless supply of laughter while making it seem epic at the same time. The comedy in this film was an assortment of awkward humor and random/ridiculous/slapstick humor that seems to come out of the blue, but is nothing less than hysterical. As with any good comedy, it is serious when it needs to be.

 Everything from the acting to the writing, directing, and visual effects supervision was done incredibly well without a shadow of a doubt. I have lost track of how many times I have actually seen this movie. All I can say is that I have absolutely no idea why I don’t own this movie. So I guess we have an addition to my 2012 Christmas list. So “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” of movies, Scott Pilgrim wins hands down.