The movie begins by introducing Scott Pilgrim and his friends. During the introduction the audience finds out that 22-year-old Scott is dating a Chinese Catholic high school girl. Sick right? You have to have a good sense of humor to enjoy this film. You also have to love and appreciate video games. The movie operates in video game form using real life people. The story takes place in Canada.
Michael Cera stars as Scott in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It was hard to imagine a skinny guy like Cera in a hero role. However, the target audience are downtrodden young guys who love video games and suck with women. The movie’s storyline gives underachievers hope and self esteem.
Scott Pilgrim meets a woman named Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Scott falls in love at first sight. Thinking he got it made when Ramona becomes his girlfriend, Matthew Patel crashes the party while Scott and his band are on stage. Scott quickly finds out that he has to defeat the league of the 7 Evil Exes. Hopelessly in love with Ramona, Scott bravely takes them on one by one. Scott’s gay roommate, Wallace Wells cheers on as Scott kicks butt. However, there is another problem. Scott didn’t breaks-up with Knives, the Chinese Catholic student, until half way threw the movie. So, now Scott has a jealous ex who wants to fight Ramona. Real heavy drama.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is rated PG-13, but it might need a stronger rating. There’s no nudity, but there is one sexual situation. Plus, there is cussing, but reframes from using the F-Bomb by blacking out characters’ mouths when they say it. Fantastic Four’s Chris Evans appears in the movie, which is a nice surprise.
Great movie for the Mario Bros. video game generation. Stanch Christians will want to avoid the movie because of the cursing. Audiences who are 50 and older would not enjoy the movie because of the video game format. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is not recommended for minors under 17 years of age.
The movie only made $10 million at the box office, but movie creators receive applause for a new idea. Everyone is becoming sick of comic book hero remakes.
Bryan Alaspa, “A Review of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Why the Movie Deserves a Chance,” Associated Content.
Josh Tyler, “5 Reasons Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Failed,” Cinema Blend.