Saturday, May 19, 2018

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Bryan Lee O'Malley, Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright

Composer: Nigel Godrich

Starring: Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ben Lewis, Nelson Franklin

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.

Plot: Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Maybe.

Here's another on that I feel like it took too long to get to but I'm glad I did.  It's hilarious and creative.  I wasn't sure if I was going to dig it but it wasn't but a few minutes in that I was hooked and knew I was in for a good time.  The casting is great.  The humor is all over the place and I found myself laughing out loud.  It's got a quirkiness to it that's not for its own sake but it serves a purpose and with a sense of fun you don't find often enough.  I realize this is Edgar Wright we're talking about and that has a lot to do with it.  Post production must've taken a long time with all of the neat effects.  The pacing is lightning fast and the flick rarely lets up which leads to my only problem with the picture.  It's too long or at least it feels like it because the movie has such a high level of energy and it got to a point where I was getting a little exhausted.  I was loving what I was seeing but it was like playing a fun video game and just when you think you've about reached the end, you find that there are more bosses to beat but it's time to take a break.  I guess there's just too many notes...just cut a few, to paraphrase Emperor Joseph II.

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