Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a 22 year old, jobless, bass guitarist for band Sex Bob-omb, who has just met the girl of his dreams. But to win the heart of new found crush, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Scott must defeat all of her seven evil exes. Can he over come the struggle to date Ramona or will he fall at the hands of an ex, or even himself?

What caught my eye with this film is that not only is it directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) but it's completely different to any other comic book or graphic novel film production. Unlike such films as kick-ass and spiderman, Scott Pilgrim is suited to the big screen with jokes being tweaked and altered slightly with the effect of gut wrenching laughter, and moments that will play out in your head weeks after viewing such as Scott's gay roommate stalking 2nd evil ex, Lucas Lee, or the opening scene with Sex Bob-omb playing out a rift filled song before the opening credits roll.

The way in which it is all filmed is brilliant, with fast camera angles mixed in with the odd slower scene to keep viewers engaged. Also the fight scenes are choreographed to the highest of standards, with each fight being exceptionally different, making it overly entertaining to watch.

The casting choices were also fantastic. The film has more of a less well known cast of actors, but they more than lived up to their potential. Michael Cera fits the roll of Scott Pilgrim perfectly, with his dorky looks and entertaining comedic skills. Another member of the cast who impressed was Kieran Culkin in the roll of Wallis Wells because of his cut throat yet cheeky attitude.

Overall I throughly enjoyed viewing Scott Pilgrim Vs The World with it becoming one of my personal favourites. It's a great indie film and will in the future become a sure cult classic.

(I also recommend reading the graphic novels in which the film is based on, written by renowned writer Bryan Lee O'Malley. You can purchase them here at Amazon: Scott Pilgrim.)

George's score: 10/10


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