Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (which I think looks better with a capital T for "the World" but grammar says otherwise) is about a kid who finds himself head over heels in love with a crazy hipster girl with hair that randomly changes colors throughout the movie. When he finally manages to hook up with her, he finds out that she has seven evil ex-boyfriends, each with their own over the top super mutant style abilities. The only way to win her heart is to defeat them all in glorious Dragon Ball Z meets X-Men style combat.
Everything about the movie is over the top. Anyone who has ever played a classic video game, be it at an arcade or on an old Nintendo will find something to relate to. The movie is littered with all sorts of gaming references, as well as a soundtrack heavily influenced by the culture as a whole. The fight scenes range from completely ridiculous to overwhelmingly epic, keeping the pace fast and the plot fresh as each ex-boyfriend is conquered in the name of love.
This is a must see unless you absolutely hate being entertained, because that is exactly what it will do.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World gets a 5/5 for taking No-More Heroes and turning it into the first ever truly awesome video game movie. Take notes Uwe Boll!
Blockbuster: November 9th, 2010 (delayed at some stores)
Red Box: December 7th, 2010Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:27 AM