Funny and self-aware, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World celebrates and mocks the alternative young adult. Based on the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’ Malley and directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim is a funny, colourful and unusual movie.
22 year old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) plays bass in a rocking, garage band ‘Sex Bob-omb’ with his mates and scorned ex-girlfriend/ tough girl, drummer Kim Pine. Living with his promiscuous best friend in a sparsely furnished bedsit, Scott falls in love with the woman of his dreams and of many hair colours, Ramona Flowers (I found her character fairly insipid and passive.) Scott’s task is to defeat Ramona’s seven evil exes in order to be with her. Much humour, special effects and computer game style fights ensue.
This great concept of a film offers witty but un-bolshy humour, alongside visual graphics and sound effects which permeate this flick, leaving you laughing out loud and thoroughly entertained. I give this film a double thumbs up and it’s a must see if you loved Kick Ass.