Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ★★★★

Coming out decades past the prime of both punk rock and 8-bit games, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a unique time capsule type film that probably wouldve been considered the best film ever made and spawned 10 sequels if it came out in Summer of '87.

Other than being a perfectly funny and swiftly paced story the film is essentially a highlight reel of modern editing techniques meant to reflect the eye popping artwork of the graphic novel + comics in general. Pulsating sound waves and animated onomatopoeias and all.

It's amazing to me that more absurd comic book films didnt pick up on this style later on. Almost like it's unique beats have already been forgotten or ignored.

Finally, I used to think Michael Cera's career peaked in his George Michael days but after eventually getting around to seeing this I think the role of Scott was made for him.

Edgar Wrights child-like dedication to making pure entertainment will never not be endearing to me

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