I have to admit I had no idea what to expect going into this film the first time I saw it. I knew nothing more than the trailer let on along with the fact that it was based off of a much loved graphic novel. Graphic novels along with nerds in general seem to be the trend in Hollywood right now. Yep, nerd is in, if you’re not accepted – then by Hollywood’s current standards, you’re the cool kid. Where was this trend when I was in high school?!
I really enjoyed Scott Pilgrim despite my lack of awareness with the cult following. Between the film release, Halloween, and my time at Comic Con last July, I feel like I’ve seen more cosplayers from this film than I have anything else this year. And it’s not hard to see why people love it. It’s a good story with lots of humor.
The plot behind Scott Pilgrim is simple. Boy falls for girl, and girl has 7 evil ex’s that must be defeated. Michael Cera brings his normal charm to the film playing Scott, a early twenties, jobless, bass guitarist. Scott doesn’t seem to have problems with the ladies despite his lack of employment and rather disturbing living situation (er.. sleeping arrangement with his gay roommate), and when he meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he’s determined to win her over. This means that there are going to be some intense and completely absurd fight sequences with Ramona’s less than desirable ex’s.
Between the Making of featurette, alternative footage, music videos, and a number of other featurettes, the special features paired with the film itself will make the day for any comic book lover you know.
Official Site: http://www.scottpilgrimthemovie.com/
Review By: Emma Loggins