Epic's Review of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
A young man falls in love with a seemly unattainable girl and must defeat her 7 evil "Ex's" in a retro-video game style.
I'll have to admit that I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this film before I saw it, I hadnt read the published story that preceded it and still havent. But what I got was very enjoyable. I think it had a lot to do with my experiences growing up with the birth of game consoles. The look and feel of this movie really took me back to spending all those hours sitting way-to-close to the TV playing Contra, Zelda or Mortal Kombat.
Most likely those who have read the material that the movie is based will have more to be critical about, but for me this movie was refreshing. I enjoyed the way they combined the sounds and visuals of my old game favorites, from the "1up" when Scott and his band defeated the "evil" musicians to the "pee" bar that told us he was done using the toilet. This film is an all around good time and refuses to take itself seriously.
I will give "Scott Pilgrim vs The World" 4 out of 5 stars, Its worth the rent!