Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

From the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead – Edgar Wright – comes this new film, based on a comic book whose title comes from an obscure song from a now split-up band. It’s a mix of pop-culture references, slacker comedy, romantic comedy, and 8-bit video game references.

Slacker-post-teen everyman Michael Cera is the eponymous hero. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (John McLane’s daughter in Die Hard 4) plays Ramona Flowers, the romantic interest.

The film gets off to something of a slow start, introducing the characters and their trademark actions and sayings before moving into the action. For whatever reason, a couple of people in our screening walked out in the first hour of the film – it gets more fast-paced after the first 30-40 minutes.

Though it’s not a relaxing movie to watch if you’re trying to notice all the pop-culture and other references, and there’s some content that is inappropriate for kids to watch, but mostly it’s a film for fans of comic books and nostalgia for simpler days of gaming.

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