Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ★★★★★

Scott Pilgrim(Michael Cera) is a 22 year old living in Canada and a member of the band Sex Bob-omb. After meeting Ramona Flowers(Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he immediately falls for her. But as he pursues her, he discovers Ramona has seven evil exes that he must defeat before continuing his pursuit of Ramona.

Brilliantly executed and extremely funny, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is one of the best comedies I have ever seen. Edgar Wright's quick cut comedy style works very well, along with the various visual jokes. The world of the graphic novel on which the movie is based very much has a video game like feel, which is reflected very well in the film adaptation.

The action sequences are quick and very well choreographed, but also still have some elements of comedy. One of Edgar Wright's many talents as a director is his ability to get as much humor out of a film as possible, especially seen in the three films that make up the Cornetto Trilogy. The transitions between scenes are fantastic as well. The acting is consistently great across the board. The film also stars Kieran Culkin, Allison Pill and smaller roles for Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza. The special effects are great as well.

Overall, Scott Pilgrim is a must see comedy that has a great story, excellent humor and solid performances.

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