Friday, March 20

Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Length: 1 hr & 53 mins
Released: 2010
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, & Comedy
Rating: PG-13 
Where I Got It: Borrowed

Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers, he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory.


Okay, okay. I admit it. I remember skimming through the comic and not really caring about it. However, years later Boyfriend introduced me to the video game and I fell in love with the game AND the story. I just recently watched the movie though. It took a while, because I was not sure if it would live up to the game (because I remember not caring much for the comic), but I finally got myself to do it.

It was better then I thought it was going to be.

I was not a huge fan of the guy playing Scott. He did okay, he totally had the awkward down, but meh. I kept waiting for Juno to pop up and kick his ass. He can only play ONE type of character: the awkward geek who can barely talk. Yes, Scott is totally a nerd and geeky, but not Cera geeky. I wish the guy who played Lucas or Young Neil was Scott. That would have been way better (plus they are hotter ;]). 

I also wasn't a fan of the girl who played I being too picky? Meh. 

The rest of the cast was PERFECT! I especially loved Knives (I always play her in the game...while Boyfriend always plays Ramona - it's kind of funny because they both like Scott). WHICH why is everyone in love or had been in love with Scott? Especially since he has little social skills and the actor is dumpy and nerdy? *shakes my head*


The fight scenes were good; a touch cheesy, but good still. It was a nice reference to the game/comic. Loved it!! I especially loved the last scene with the last evil boyfriend: amazing. I was bummed how the "fight" between Scott and evil Scott went. LAME! Super lame. *slams head on counter*

Overall, it was okay. I liked it more then I thought I was going to! I actually want to give the comics a second chance. Since I adore the game and the movie was okay, perhaps I'll like the comics. Older mind, perhaps? I totally recommend this those that need a romance with some fight scenes and comedy. If you haven't read the comics or played the game, I still recommend giving it a go. It's a nice film to watch when you have nothing better to do with life. Out of five stars, I stamp this with 3 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Knives, Scott's sister (haha), Kim, Young Neil, & Lucas
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Envy
Re-watch?: Sure. :) It was fun 


Blodeuedd said...

I liked was weird

Carole Rae said...

Me too.

Piecraft Bucharest said...

I admit it: I don't really remember it well. But I think I thought it was fun :) Obviously, not memorable, but fun. Cool review.

Carole Rae said...

LOL I agree