Scott Pilgrim vs. the World for those who don’t know is a movie about a 23-year old played by Michael Cera who finds the girl of his dreams in his dreams and has to defeat her seven ex-boyfriends in order be with her. For more information on the synopsis, go to IMDB, because I am not going to do the explanation justice without ruining it.
This movie was a must see for me. Michael Cera is one of those actors whom I enjoy in just about anything he has done. The idea of a movie which borrows very heavily from a video game plot is refreshing and the production, while ridiculous, was necessary. Being a gamer myself, I didn’t get insulted. There wasn’t a moment where I felt the writers and producers have never played a video game before.
The production value was excellent. The fight scenes were well choreographed and the video game elements were great, and not too obvious. If you are not a big fan of fighting movies, there not enough fighting where you couldn’t enjoy the movie.
The movie wasn’t overly sexualized either. Video games sometimes tend to overdo it (impractical clothing for women and stupid “that’s what she said” stereotypes for men for example). Anything ‘sexy’ between any characters felt necessary and important to the plot.
My only complaint about the movie is the ending. I am not going to spoil it (it’s probably obvious from the synopsis what the conclusion is) but it seemed like it was wrapped up funny. Then again, it did remind me of some of those “awesome” retro video game endings. I am probably over-thinking it.
If you are in the mood to try something different, love Michael Cera or love video games, this is a must watch. For the rest of you, go check out the trailer, I think you’d enjoy it.