SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE
SYNOPSIS: Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slackerís quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
REVIEW: Now thatís what I call entertainment! This could quite possibly be the movie that I have had the most fun watching in the history of my life. Wow, what a boast and I actually mean it. Iím not saying itís the best movie Iíve ever seen, but it is way up there on the fun meter. From the ultra cool video game style Universal logo intro to the end credits, this is like watching a really good, big video game come to life. This movie is hip, witty, funny, smart, modern, clever, and cool. Most of those characteristics are evident in the incredibly simple yet potent storyline and the brain stimulating dialogue. That in combination with the stunning cinematography and the eye-popping special effects will have your senses tingling all movie long. You see, what makes this better than other ďvideo gameĒ movies is that this is not a video game turned into a movie, it is more like a movie turned into a video game. Plus itís just way cool and very clever. Did I mention that this movie was really cool? I really donít want to say it AGAIN, you know, that this movie is unlike anything Iíve ever seen (the Matrix effect). Iíve been referring to the Matrix effect a lot lately. Okay, fine, this is unlike anything Iíve ever seen. The hype you see in the TV commercials is true. This is easily an instant cult classic.
Ramona Flowers: We all have baggage.
Scott Pilgrim: Yeah well, my baggage doesn't try and kill me every five minutes.
I wasnít much of a Michael Cera fan until now. He has done good work, but his hum drum demeanor would leave me wanting. I mean casting him with Kristen Stewart would make for some good bedtime stories. But he really pops in this one. He fits the Scott Pilgrim role perfectly; mild mannered, every day kind of guy (with musical talents, among others) until it comes time to fight for his love, then watch out. The love being referred to is personified by the lovely and talented Mary Elizabeth Winstead, also very well cast. Iíve seen her in some pretty interesting roles and this one follows suit. She has yet to let me down. Heck, she deserves credit for just having that hair. The banter between these two is amusing, but then again, the banter between almost all the characters in this film is a part of what makes it so entertaining. Four such characters are played by Alison Pill, the sharp tongued drummer for the band, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman who play three of the deadly exes who each contribute heavily to the comedy, action, and overall success of this film. These are just a few of the incredibly talented cast that adorns this movie. There are some interesting cameos too. The characters of this story are just as fun as the story itself. The action they partake in is icing on the cake. The fight sequences are mesmerizing, highlighted by some really good music. The soundtrack for this movie should be worthwhile. If youíve seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, then you know what Director Edgar Wright is capable of. Well, he just took it up a notch with this one. As the tagline says, this IS ďan epic of epic
By Cine Marcos
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