Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

2010 PG-13 112 Minutes

Action | Comedy | Romance

Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old radical Canadian gamer and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona Flowers, and must defeat her seven evil exes to be able to date her.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: By this point the whole world knew how brilliant Edgar Wright was, but I think it's fairly safe to say we didn't know quite how brilliant he could be, as 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World' really was a new height for this awesome​ filmmaker as he produced something far more personal, unique and quirky than even 'Shaun of the Dead.' Yes here we get a film that drips with mad personality; from the basis of its epic story adaptation, to its crazy editing and use of music, and the result is something that feels extremely independent, and just downright loveable.
    It could of course be a worry though that with this level of madness, the film could potentially leave many disgusted or disengaged, but Wright not only counteracts that with his usual snappy whit and humility, but he also does so with genuinely human characters that you care about thanks to their foundations in more genuine human territories. In fact, the sheer manor in which you're so engaged is frankly breathtaking here when you consider what Wright is actually doing, and in the end this masterpiece ends up not only a brilliant comedy, but also an equally brilliant character drama with some great things to say.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It does loose some of its snappy intelligence towards the end as it descends into sheer madness, but at least you're unequivocally on board by then.
    VERDICT: Wright's most human, quirky and down-right engaging movie proves that anything can be put to film if you do it right.