Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Michael Cera, Ellen Wong, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
112 Min./ USA
December is always a month to look forward to. Not only because of Santa Claus, Christmas and New Year, but also because of the year lists. Every year it happenes again. There are always a few films that I have missed. “Scott Pilgrim vs.. the World” was one of them. And this is definitely a movie that should be on those lists.
Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old boy who is in between jobs and plays bass in the band “Sex Bob-Omb. Recently he has another girlfriend, a 17 year old Chinese girl named Knives Chau, which everyone around him rejects because of her age. Everything seems to go well until he dreams about the love of his life. To his shock he meets her the next day and immediately falls in love with her. Scott tries to get a date with the girl, who’s name is Ramona Flowers. However, in order to win her heart Scott will have to fight “the seven evil exes” of Ramona.
This film is based on the Scott Pilgrim comic book series, written by Canadian Bryan Lee O’Malley. Since the opening theme for Universal it is clearly not an ordinary comic book adaptation, but also definitely a tribute to video games and the Nintendo generation. Edgar Wright, director of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” has been very successful in bringing the sphere across to the viewer. The pace of the film is high. We switch from dream to reality and back again. Rightly one of the better films of 2010.
Review by: Sieto Kooijker