While the movie may be too slow for those looking for a taut, action-thriller, I was very much pleased with the beautiful camera work and Clooney's great performance. As the movie progresses, you can see the pain building behind his eyes. He gives a very mature, controlled performance. I think they should not have marketed this film as an action film. It's more like art-house meets action. I found that the slow pacing helped build tension until the ending, and in the end I was happy with the movie as a whole. Nothing new in the story department, but it's not exactly your generic action-thriller.
This is far from the traditional torture-porn horror film. Very little violence is actually shown, which in reality heightens the disturbing level; however, I think there are many other movies out there that are more disturbing than this. (Do not take that as me saying this movie isn't messed up.) From the moment one of the antagonists talks to the camera, wanting me to play along in his sick game, I knew this would be a strange ride. He wanted me to bet on who would survive the movie. Will it be the guys we want to live (the family)? Or the sick and twisted killers? Right when you think the movie is facing the generic climax, the story is twisted on its head by that same bad guy who was talking to the camera (I won't put any spoilers.). The movie will end the way HE wants it to. He knows he's in a movie, so why would it be any other way? In this way the film satirizes the run of the mill torture-porn flick, and I must admit, I thought it was quite funny. Funny in a sick, sick way.
I don't even know where to start with this movie. Hmm...being somewhat of a gamer myself, I want to say that Scott Pilgrim is a nerd's wet dream. It's an audacious and frizzy blast of colors, pixels and sounds. Does it entertain? Hells yes. Is it a revolution in filmmaking? Give me another hells yes. It seems as if director Wright has shoved every ounce of stylization he could into each scene. It is beautiful! Some may complain that it gets a little repetitive, but I'm just going to say it. This movie is totally awesome, and that's that. (95%)