August 15, 2010
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Seeing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is an exhaustingly fun experience – enough to make anyone with ADD sit up and say, ‘Whoa, slow down a minute, would ya?’
Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic novels, the movie tells the story of guitar-playing slacker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) who feels love at first sight when he lays eyes on Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). It sounds like a pretty typical set-up for a romantic comedy, until Ramona mentions Scott will need to fight – nay, defeat – her seven evil exes before they can date. And these aren’t schoolyard fistfights we’re talking about, these are full-on Street Fighter-style brawls. Pilgrim battles with his feet, his fists, and even a flaming sword at one point, causing his foes to explode in a rain of coins when vanquished. It’s pretty amazing.
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