‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ is Airing on HBO

by on May 9, 2011

in Entertainment, movie reviews

If you have HBO and you’re a fan of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, HBO premiered the movie last Saturday night.  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes from Edgar Wright (Grindhouse, Hot Fuzz) who directed, wrote and produced this project that stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead with appearances by the likes of Brandon Routh, Chris Evans (Captain America), Clifton Collins Jr. (Boondock Saints),  & Thomas Jane.

SCOTT PILGRIM Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The premise of the story is that Scott Pilgrim (Cera) meets this pretty young lady named Ramona Flowers (Winstead).  But for him to be able to continue to date her, he is forced to confront and defeat her 7 evil ex’s.  Not ex-boyfriends, ex’s.  If you see the movie, you’ll understand.

SCOTT PILGRIM video game effects

The movie is a unique kind of movie.  It’s a blend of a cute love story, video game enhanced world with an intermittent music video mode.  It’s like beer… you either like it, tolerate it or hate it.  And like beer, if you can tolerate it and drink in some of it, it gets more palatable as time goes on!  It would be a great movie to have the gang over and make a night of it!

Regardless, the one thing that really impressed me was once each fight scene started, it went beyond this genre of movie and pulled me in because the fight choreography was some of the best I’ve ever seen in a movie.  It was so good that the battle scenes made Cera look   Bradley James Allan (last film was I Am Number Four) was the stunt coordinator & Peng Zhang, the fight coordinator.  Zhang’s also worked I Am Number Four and is working on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn movies.

Popcorn movie review Score 07The short of it is that it’s a fun flick.  I’d give it a 7 out of 10 on the popcorn movie review scale.  Despite my enjoying this fun flick, it can be hard to digest or understand if you’re completely into this kind of movie.

Any ways, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is on HBO these days.  Check it out and see if it clicks with some semblance of entertainment that you

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matt May 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

I loved this movie. It had action, drama, and it TONS of videogame refrences. I give it a 10/10

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