An Epic of Epic Epicness
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) is a comedy movie based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim. This movie is directed by Edgar Wright who also directed the famous 2004 zom-com (zombie comedy), Shaun of the Dead.
Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is the bass guitarist for the band "Sex Bob-omb" led by Stephen Stills (Mark Webber). Scott is dating Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), a high-school girl but he still hasn't recovered from being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, Envy (Brie Larson). One day, Scott meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). He doesn't know Ramona's past - she has seven ex-lovers who have teamed up as the League of Evil Exes against him.
1. Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha)
2. Lucas Lee (Chris Evans)
3. Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), who's also Envy's current boyfriend and her band's bass guitarist
4. Roxy (Mae Whitman), a lesbian
5 & 6. Kyle & Ken Katayanagi (Shota & Keita Saito)
7. Gideon (Jason Schwartzman), the mastermind behind the League of Evil Exes.
Scott must battle these evil exes to the death to win Ramona to his side!
I find this movie very weird but its concept is refreshing. It's a teen flick, so you can expect tonnes of relationship-related issue. However, instead of focusing on the common boyfriend-girlfriend-gay-lesbian-sex stuff, this movie decides to take the fun-and-easy route to make every scene fun and entertaining to watch. The characters are not taking themselves too seriously; they maintain a certain level of cute goofiness that doesn't make you feel like a retard.
What I like best is the movie's approach. The story is presented like a video game, a metaphor. The characters - Scott, Ramona, Knives, and the evil exes - are the game's players, and their lives is the game itself. Of course, most of the scenes don't make any sense at all but that's besides the point. LOL!
Even a fun-and-light movie like this has its fair share of enlightenment about relationship issues. The story makes us think about how tough it is to make a relationship work when there's so much emotional baggage. The battles between Scott and the evil exes give a picturesque desciption about how far you are willing to stretch yourself.
Overall, do watch and feel young all overall again. :)