Walking into the theater to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, there were many reasons why I could be disappointed. I love the graphic novels the movie is adapted from, and most movie adaptations fall short (to put it nicely) of the source material. I loved Michael Cera in Arrested Development and I’ve liked him in the movies I’ve seen him in since, but he was starting to look like a one-note actor, playing the same character over and over. And I’d heard so many rave comments about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, could it really live up to all the hype?
It really lived up to all the hype.
Every actor was perfect in his or her role, including Michael Cera, who didn’t play his usual stuttering, mumbling character, he played Scott Pilgrim–insecure, sarcastic, sweet, self-involved and more than a little clueless at times. The plot, which left out some scenes and plot lines that are in the much longer graphic novel series, flowed nicely. The dialogue was great, the special effects were brilliant, the music was perfect and there were several really wonderful touches that made the movie unique. It’s fun, it’s funny, it’s exciting and it’s moving.
I had a huge smile on face throughout the film. Walking out of the theater, I was not disappointed at all. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is absolutely fantastic! I love it! LOVE! IT!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World gets the high score.