Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Rocks
There’s a lot to love in the new action comedy Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Hot guys like Chris Evans and Brandon Routh, video game aesthetics, and a sarcastic gay lothario played by Kieran Culkin, just to name a few.
The movie is packed with jokes that will actually make you laugh, songs that don’t suck and tons of battle action, baby. Maybe it is a true epic of epic epicness.
Let’s examine the flick closer:
Micheal Cera plays the 22-year-old titular hero in the film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular graphic novel. Pilgrim is a charmingly awkward bassist in Sex Bob-Omb who can’t get over his last major heartbreak. He tries to start something “simple” with still in high school Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), much to the vocal dismay of his band mates, sister (Anna Kendrick) and gay roommate, Wallace Wells (Culkin). Pilgrim’s world is rocked when he falls for the new mysterious hyper hair colored vixen in Toronto, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But the sometimes pink-haired hottie has deadly baggage…
Every new challenger ex brings a new snarky foe for the star-crossed lovers and a bunch of fun- and funny- surprises for the viewer. Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, Mae Whitman and Jason Schwartzman all pop up as memorable ex’s while Pilgrim’s hipster friends quip Juno-worthy one liners on the sidelines.
The battles themselves are each awesome and distinctive but every K.O. culminates in coins and a bell-sound familiar to any gamer. The video game touches through out, such as extra man’s and status bars, enhance and endear the stylized film as much as the smart satisfying performances. Culkin especially cracks up as an effortlessly hilarious man-magnet that gives his hapless roommate Pilgrim tough but tender advice. It’s also refreshingly uplifting to see how casually the film includes same-sex sex.
Rock out to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, in theaters now.