Thursday, July 5, 2012
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Take Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as an example. I was already familiar with Wright from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (although I shamefully admit I've yet to actually see them). I figured an appropriate introduction to his work would be his most recent movie.
Did I get what I wanted out of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? You bet I did, and more. It's pretty much the most awesome movie I saw this year. (Well, next to The Avengers.) Also, I can't be the only one who thought it was amusing that Ramona used to date Captain America AND Superman.
It's the many aspects that went into the movie that I like, such as the actors (Kieran Culkin was my favorite) and the fight scenes (Wright likened them to song and dance numbers in musicals but with more punching and ass-kicking). However, my favorite thing about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was its many quotable lines. (I pretty much lost it at "Chicken isn't vegan?")
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is pretty awesome. Sure, there were a few flaws here and there, but it's still really fun to watch. Oh, and if you're buying this on DVD, Blu-ray is a must.
My Rating: ****