Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Movie Review - Scott Pilgrim vs The World

This movie is the only contender to ever threaten to be my number one favorite movie of all time.
Scott Pilgrim is about a kid who is in a band called the Sex Bob-ombs. At the moment he is dating a younger girl who he is a little made fun of for and his band is trying to get shows to get signed to a label. Scott has a dream about a girl and amazingly sees her at a party and tries to get to know her. He finds out she works for Amazon delivering boxes. So he orders a random anything just so she will deliver it and when she is at the door he asks her to hang out. They get things going but in order for them to fully official become a couple and date, Scott has to defeat her 7 evil ex's.
Scott is with the audience in seeing that it is a crazy weird idea but as the days go on he encounters each one, the battles get bigger and crazier leading up to the final battle to win the girl, Ramona Flowers, and date her.
The ex's are very well done and differ in unique and sometimes funny ways.
The cast does a great job in all of their parts and it was really neat to see bigger names like Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Thomas Jane, and Jason Schwartsman be a part of something that isn't exactly mainstream.
The movie never has a dull moment and there is always something on screen to keep your interest and the visual style of the movie is top notch. This is how movies should be done.
To fully get the most out of this movie you have to be a video gamer. This movie is BURSTING with video game references, sound effects, music, and all the sorts. The movie is set up like a video game as well, in order to win the princess you must traverse the levels and defeat the boss at the end until you encounter the final boss.
The references were just amazing. Just off the top of my head, it included references, music, sound effects and more from Final Fantasy, Mario, Guitar Hero, DDR, Zelda, No More Heroes, Darkstalkers, Time Crisis, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk, Donkey Kong, and goes to reference all the video game cliches and standards like boss battles, levels, VS text, 1-ups, high score and points, life and other things bars, statistics, level ups, you died game over screens, blinking near death boss graphics, boss weak points, and more.
The music in the movie was extremely enjoyable and even had a bunch of 8 bit music in there as well.
The beginning of the movie grabs you right away with an 8 bit graphic of the Universal logo along with an 8 bit rendition of the theme. Then it goes right into the Legend of Zelda theme music as it pans down to scott pilgrims home.
This movie is one not to miss, it is a fantastic film and will leave you amazed if you are a video game fan. Watch it once to really enjoy it and then watch it again to see how many video game references you can find.
+Video Game references
+Great Cast with some real funny moments
+Cleverly well done and edited with unique visuals and a style all its own
+Unique and fun story
+Enjoyable and never drags, always something happening.
-only real negative would be that the ending is super cliche to the point where i out loud said a couple of the lines before the characters said it.

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