'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' Review by Ammar Akhtar

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World stars Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It's directed by Edgar Wright. Scott Pilgrim finds a new girl in town that he admires a lot, but in order to be her boyfriend, he must defeat her seven evil exes.

Each movie has there way of telling a story, and I'm so glad that 'Scott Pilgrim' took this route in the way they chose to tell it. It's over-the-top, hilarious, and AWESOME.

This movie adds "effects" to tiny details that are shown in a shot. For example, there might be lightning bolts shooting out of a guitar or a "ding-dong" coming out of the door. This was a creative idea that worked well with how the movies tone was. It's a VERY enthusiastic and energy-filled adventure, along with those elements mentioned before. By having these "effects", it added to the overall feeling of the movie. Since 'Scott Pilgrim' is based off a graphic novel, I think they wanted to make it seem as though the movie was like pages torn off the books. I thought this was a unique concept because you don't really see this in much movies. Their only in films like 'Sin City' and '300', films that are based on graphic novels.

While maintaining it's graphic novel style, at the same time it also feels like a video game. Just by the way it's edited together and the action scenes involving the battle of the seven evil exes shows how it's a video game. But, the important question is if it's a video game worth playing? I can confidently tell you that it is DEFINITELY worth playing because it's SO MUCH FUN. I loved the way they filmed the action scenes. It feels like a boss battle from a nintendo game! There was one scene in particular where one player received a sledgehammer, and that reminded me a lot of Super Smash Bros. because they have that same hammer and it knocks players out of the stage. The video game aspect just makes this film so much more special.

When I see Michael Cera in a movie, I usually look down upon the movie because I hate the way he acts. It's as if he's an awkward 15-year old boy who hasn't hit puberty, but while he does still maintain that element, he still worked for this specific character. I've seen the trailers for this movie, and I wasn't really into the relationship that the story revolves around, but that ends up working really well.  Scott's band was one great aspect for this movie due to their crazy music. There's even one boss battle featuring the band that was EPIC. All the characters were handled well, especially the band.

As a whole, 'Scott Pilgrim' was a fantastic movie that you must watch. Back when the movie was released in 2010, it was considered a flop placing at number 5 at the U.S. box office. It didn't even reach it's production budget, only making 47 million dollars and having a 60 million dollar budget. I don't really hear anyone talking about Scott Pilgrim either probably for this reason. This is VERY overlooked and if you're a fan of original content and film, you should see this movie.

MY SCORE: 9.5/10