Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this post.
I gotta say, Scott Pilgrim versus The World was a pretty awesome movie. If you’re a game geek, semi-geek, or even a closet geek, you’ll probably love it. It’s got everything that would create a raging nerdgasm: awesome special effects, epic Matrix-style combat sequences, super gamer humor, gamer references to Super Mario, Zelda, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Soul Caliber, and the like. A majority of the movie was shot like a live action-packed comic book, with visual expletives like POW! THWACK! and RIIIING exploding on the scene.
[As a gamer girl, I thought the character design was totally awesome. I LOVED Roxy Richter, and did a quick sketch of my own of Roxy.]
What we liked most about Scott Pilgrim vs The World, it goes deeper than the cool visual effects and blatant gamer humor. It is a commentary on relationships and how we all can f*** them up. We all create “evil exes” when we leave issues unresolved. Then we get challenged to a duel to the death by evil ex leagues, creating epic battles that break out in public…then the lesson is learned. That’s the world that I wanna live in.