Sunday, November 14, 2010

"I don't want you gaying up the place."

Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is typical guy chases girl love story, but with video game adaptations. Main character Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera, is a 22 year old who is in a band called Sex Bob-ombs. Even though he is not over his previous relationship with now music sensation Envy, Scott is dating Knives Chau who is a 17 year old high schooler. Envy used to be in the band, but left to advance in her music career. It is obvious that Scott is unhappy with Knives however that changes when he dreams of a pink haired girl. He sees this pink haired girl at a party and goes head over heels for her. He learns that her name is Ramona Flowers. Scott does whatever he can to see Ramona again and starts to second guess his relationship with Knives. Scott and Ramona go on a date and in the morning Ramona gives Scott her number but with seven odd "x's" underneath it. Scott invites Ramona to his band's performance in Battle of the Bands where Ramona and Knives have an awkward confrontation. As the Sex Bob-ombs are performing, a guy flies through the air and onto the stage disrupting their performance. Scott learns that this is one of the seven of Ramona evil exes and he must defeat him in order to be with her. This is what those seven "x's" underneath her number pertained to. Scott defeats evil ex number one and continues on to defeat evil ex number two. Scott is successful in defeating all the exes except when he gets to evil ex number seven. He does defeat him and now should be able to be with Ramona, however, she doesn't want to be with him because she sees Knives and him getting along so well. In the end, Ramona and Scott do get together because she realized all she did for him and she is the girl of his dreams.

I was so ready to watch Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World because after reading so many peoples reviews of the movie and not knowing what they were talking about, it was quite a relief. I now kind of have to side with some of the film critics in that the movie did kind of drag on. The point was definitely made that there was seven evil exes and Scott had to defeat them all. However, I did love all the video game aspects of the movie. I have to disagree with some of the critics in that is was annoying to see Michael Cera play a similar role again. I like the role he plays and he should continue to play that role for as long as he can.

1 comment:

  1. "Drag on"?! What?! You're crazy ;-)

    Other than your summary being a little too in-depth, good post.