Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 action comedy romance film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.
Why It Rocks
- While Scott Pilgrim vs. the World may not be 100% faithful to comic, it does stay faithful to the comic book.
- Great acting especially Michael Cera.
- Perfect musical score by Nigel Godrich.
- Nice visual style.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers looks just gorgeous to say the least.
- The CGI is impeccable.
- "No vegan diet, NO VEGAN POWERS!"
- It was shot entirely in the film's setting of Toronto, taking advantage of its low tax incentives.
- The following Canadian characters such as the title character, Kim Pine, Knives Chau, Crash Wilson, Other Scott, Tamara Chen, Jimmy, Some Guy, and Elevator hipster were played by actual Canadians.
- It contains numerous cultural references to Canada such as Pizza Pizza, Second Cup, Canadian currency, Lee's Palace, Casa Loma, Plumtree (where their song "Scott Pilgrim" serves as the namesake for the character), and CBC.
- Sometimes it can get confusing.
- Michael Cera playing the title character in the film can come across as annoying at times.
- Lisa Miller and Simon Lee from the second volume of the graphic novel, do not appear in the film.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who particularly noted the film's soundtrack, visual style and humor; it eventually garnered a cult following. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a score of 82% based on 268 reviews, with an average score of 7.53/10. The website's consensus reads, "Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive".