After i have started reading the graphic novel of Scott pilgrim I thought it was going to be about time for me to rewatch the movie and having something to compare the books to. Anyway, it is time for a review.
We follow the life of Scott Pilgrim (Micheal Cera) as he is currently in between jobs and is sleeping in his best friends bed. Scott is currently in a band he helped create and is dating a 17-year-old high school (He is 22) it is while at a party he meets a girl he had a dream about, little does he know that this will change his life forever. Scott hits off with the girl (Romana Flowers) and they start dating but little does Scott know that in order to keep dating Romana he is going to have to fight her seven evil exes and apparently they are all currently in Toronto.
For me I think the story is actually pretty good and it is what got me excited to re watch it again, I love the idea that a nerdy shy guy like Scott has to fight his way through seven different people in order to get to the girl of his dreams. Not only that but that fact that he is too scared to break up with his current girlfriend as he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings also adds to the story.
For me with the character the better ones were the ones who only briefly appeared in the movie, for example Scott sister (Anna Kendrick) was hilarious in the two scenes she was in as she tried to be a caring sister but also just made fun of Scott and basically told him to get his life together but the way that it was done was hilarious.
However, the best part of the whole movie has got to be the fight scenes as each one makes you stop whatever you are doing that is distracting you from the movie and pay attention. This is because it is loud, bright and lots of fast movement you can’t help but watch it. Each fight is also different so it makes you want to watch to find out how Scott is going to be able to beat the ex’s it just makes for great viewing.
I don’t really know how to describe the acting, I feel like there are both good points and bad points, and they all come down to how Cera played his part. I think that he was told to act badly (which seems common for him) as it relates more to the character from the graphic novel but at the same time there are moments where Cera played certain emotions to perfection and makes you feel the same way.
I think the mixture of the funny story, the great effects and fighting scenes and just the overall humour by the main and side character just makes for a really great show that everyone has got to see at least once.