Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ★★★

Is Scott Pilgrim learning to face responsibility, transcend the attention-deficit-video-game-trivia-hyper-active mode of life he's been drifting through, and bring an end to the personal awkwardness caused by a psychoanalytical conflict of personalities, making peace with Nega Scott to produce a dual balance of chi and becoming a full, authentic self? I guess so, huh. But everyone's tuned out by that point, that final battle always did drag. The virtue of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is that it's a groovy, easy film for any occasion; basically harmless, totally hilarious, walk in at any point and happily follow the rest of it. The aimless consciousness of Scott Pilgrim, only ever somewhat aware of the trendy creatures that surround him displaying all manner of identity, is truth as comedy. Yet the supposed moral growth has its turning point when Scott resolves that his battle isn't a selfless act, but was all for personal satisfaction. He no longer wears a T-shirt that reads “Zero,” and he no longer drinks Coke Zero. “Self-respect.” Great. The guy is still unemployed, though.

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