Full Movie Reviews
memento_mori - wrote on 08/04/2013
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a movie I don't really need to review, because user Yojimbo's review sums it all up.
It's a movie I was interested to see, because Michael Cera's style is very understated and quiet and I love Edgar Wright. The outcome: a sloppy one-laugh premise, sugar-coated with annoying special effects and uninteresting characters.
I think the main reason this film bombed at the box office is because it is very wrapped up in its own little world. This film is Strictly and Only targeted at retro gamers. I've played Mario Bros., I've owned a PlayStation 1 and while I don't consider myself a retro gamer, I understood the majority of the jokes and references to older games. But in today's society this film is so lost. That really took a lot away from the movie, because it …
Gabe - wrote on 01/08/2012
I don't even know where to begin. First, I loved this movie. It was brilliant in its presentation and even under all of the effects, which there were many, the story didn't get lost. And in fact, they usually helped move the story along. Visually, this movie was stunning. If you are a fan of video games or comic books, this film is for you. I do have just a few questions though, SPOILER ALERT AHEAD:
1. Why did Gideon start the League of X's in the first place? And what exactly was the chip that was placed in Ramona?
2. When Scott defeated on of the X's, or their minions they turned into coins. Did this happen every day? It seems that it was just no big deal that the people were turned into a pile of coins.
I know sometimes I take things too seriously, and I need to just let …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/05/2012
A wannabe rock star slacker living in Toronto meets the woman of his dreams but finds he has to defeat her 7 evil exes to win her heart. To a videogame playing comic book nerd with a love of ironic humour such as myself, Scott Pilgrim (on paper at least) seems like the perfect movie. Essentially Chasing Amy dressed up with Matrix style visuals, it's a comedy that actually fails to deliver much in the way of laughs. The US sitcom characters were all rather unlikeable and annoying (Michael Cera in particular really needs to start turning the record over) and it's trying SO HARD to be self-consciously cool it's nearly giving itself an aneurysm. The plot is also next to non-existent, the big "growing as a person" revelation is Cera admitting that cheating on his ex and dumping her was a bit …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/16/2011
One has to have an open mind in viewing this unique style of directing. This reviewer never expected the style and pace of the film. You have the geeky Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), the bass guitarist for the band "Sex Bob-omb" who falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) while being in a relationship with Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). Scott is tasked to battle the The League of Evil Exes to continuously date Ramona. The performance of Cera and the cheesy and at times childish screenplay since the buildup between Scott and Ramona's relationship were not enough, which I feel were the weak-points of the film. It's female leads did a good job in their portrayals. The action, effects, visuals and humor were fast paced. Its soundtrack was interesting and themes of self-respect, …
Snoogans - wrote on 02/11/2011
Fantastically unique visual style! The on-screen presentation incorporates elements of video games, comics, music, and film, to create a vibrant atmosphere. It's fast-talking and fast paced, throwing every manner of joke out in constant succession. It's literally a non-stop laugh affair. Completely hilarious! Worth multiple viewings to catch all that the comedy has to offer. In addition, it has rocking music performances and seriously stylized fight scenes. Beneath the awesome ruckus is a relatable story of relationship woes. Many dating situations most of us have experienced are on display. There are lessons learned as maturity is reached in the climax. All of the characters are individual and memorable. 'Scott Pilgrim' is an absolute blast of comic fun! Truly one of the …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/18/2010
Forget what you've heard - I don't care if it had a lackluster opening, I don't care if you hate Michael Cera, I don't care if you never read the graphic novel - Scott Pilgrim is a lot of fun and more intelligent than it gets credit for.
I will agree that there is probably a cut off point for the main audience. If you grew up in the age of Nintendo, it will make a lot more sense. I'm not saying that anyone over 35 won't have a good time, I'm just saying that this film does appeal to a certain demographic. There are so many random video game references thrown in, everything from graphics to music to dialogue - it will require repeat viewing to catch all the asides.
Yet you don't have to be a video game nut to enjoy this film. It's a story about love and discovering who you really …
nyp09 - wrote on 08/15/2010
On the surface, “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” looks just like just another teen movie. It is a teen movie, but it is not just another teen movie. “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” is perhaps the best teen flick we will see this year. It is well made, well written and very funny. Even though it is one of the better teen flicks, some older viewers will still find it a little too silly fand young for their liking. However, the silliness works and keeps the viewer interested. Scott Pilgirm (Michael Cera) is a 22 year old who lives with his gay roommate, Wallace (Kieran Culkin), plays bass in his band and has caused controversy by going out with a 17 year old school girl. His life is turned upside down when he meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). As soon as the two start seeing …