Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Review: It’s a Nerd’s Wet Dream

Imagine combining different mediums and genres like video games, comics, anime, Hong Kong martial arts and young romance into a blender and what you get is Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. This movie simply kicks all sorts of asses and still comes out with a nice fuzzy feeling in the end. I was really worried about the idea that Michael Cera was going to portray Scott Pilgrim, but that quickly vanished and he grew on me, that lovable dork.

The story mixes in action, comedy, and love very well and I believe this is a movie everyone can enjoy. But me being a gamer, I loved the references to different video games, like the Fairy music from Zelda playing in the background as Scott Pilgrim is looking for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), the new girl of his dreams (literally). When Ramona talks about her past relationships, it is told via motion graphics in the style of the original comic book. This movie really takes advantage of storytelling in a fresh and entertaining way.

There are so many characters in the movie and every one of them all have something to like about, but my favorite one is the first Ramona’s ex appearance by Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha). This is when the movie goes beyond reality to fantasy, and I loved every silly and ridiculous moment of it. Matthew Patel jerks his head left and right, while flipping his hair and singing Indian-style music with yoga flame powers. Most of the exes are memorable. Chris Evans as Lucas Lee plays the narcissistic action star and Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram with Vegan powers reminds me of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.

But the heart of the movie is a guy who falls for a unique and special girl and who would do anything to be with her, like defeating her 7 ex-boyfriends, I mean 7 exes. Scott Pilgrim, you may not win at the box office, but let’s just say that I’m in Lesbians with you.

Grade: A+

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