This is what a comic book movie should be. Scott Pilgram vs. The World is finally the movie that makes me feel like I should fix my childhood wrongs and start reading comics…all the time. And start playing video games. That too.
I really liked everything about this flick. The casting, style, visuals, music, everything. It was all awesome. The style seems unlike just about any other movie out there and I really liked it. The way the movie was put together really felt more like I was in a comic book or video game and instead of in a theater watching a movie. The mix of comic, video game, and cartoon elements with a little Kill Bill thrown in was perfect. Visually, the movie is just downright fun.
Even though the movie is almost 2 hours long, there is enough going on with solid pacing that you hardly notice how long it is. The well-roundedness of the film, covering story, humor, and action equally, helps a lot here. I was actually a little sad when it ended, I could have gone for more.
I don’t really get the whole anti-Michael Cera thing that’s been going around lately, but I thought he worked great for a character in a movie adaptation of a comic book series that I had never heard of before a few months ago. And I enjoyed Aubrey Plaza as pretty much the same character she plays in Parks and Recreation.
Simply put, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was everything I loved in my childhood wrapped up in a package for my age. I would like to see this again soon.