Two weeks later, we sat down Saturday night to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a 2010 comedy starring Micheal Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. Besides Cera, it features lesser known actors & actresses, such as Kieran Culkin (yes, of the Culkin family), Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Ellen Wong, Aubrey Plaza, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. All of them are young, and most of them are Canadian. Regarding the evil ex-boyfriends (and one ex-girlfriend!), they’re a little more well-known — Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, and Mae Whitman.
Wow, this was a strange, trippy movie. The premise for this film, which takes place in Toronto, Canada, is that Scott Pilgrim is a dorky 22-year old guy in a band. He initially dates this 17-year old girl, Knives Chau, but later starts dreaming (then meets) Ramona Victoria Flowers (she of the colorful hair seen in the movie trailers.) Ramona is more of Scott’s type, but he finds out that to win Ramona, he must battle her seven exes. The film is trippy, because there is a lot of pop-up videogame-themed “stuff’ that shows up on the screen during scenes. The fight scenes are highly reminiscent of the old Street Fighter game, and overall it gets artsy with all the cuts.
From what I’ve read, the film itself didn’t do well last year, and is considered a flop. I liked the film though. It’s not the plot or themes that won me over, but the creativity and uniqueness of the film that I found entertaining.