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Being that I'm unfamiliar with the graphic novels that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was based upon; I wasn't sure what to expect with the movie but I wasn't impressed with it. I am uncertain to just how faithful an adaptation this movie is, but it certainly killed whatever sort of curiosity that I might have had towards reading it. It was simply that bad.
First, the whole plot seems heavily contrived and very weird. And not the good sort of weird that amuses you, but this doesn’t make any sense.
Plus, the actors weren’t that terribly amusing or amazing in their roles. Most of them seemed incredibly weak or basically hamming it up. You can get away with that if you have a strong main character, but this movie didn’t. Frankly as the titular character, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) was rather dull and unmotivated in a lot of his scenes. He wasn’t that charismatic, he wasn’t interesting or funny. He barely had a facial expression and left me feeling underwhelmed with his performance.
The special effects were a broad mix; some of them were fairly impressive and yet I could have done without them. I didn’t feel like I was watching a movie, but rather was inside a video game. A very OLD video game at that. When you do these special action effects, it’s very interesting and even original when you do it once or twice—but doing it over and over and over again—it becomes rapidly tiring.
But I think what truly kills this movie is the unrelentingly fast pacing. I suppose that it makes sense that Scott has to deal with ALL of Ramona’s Evil Exes in a single movie whereas they could probably stretch that stuff out in the graphic novels; but it just does not work in the movie. It is so relentlessly compacted that you cannot get any sort of sense of what is going on; it’s like, “Hi! My name is BLANK, I’m Ramona’s Ex and I’m here to kill you!”
We are introduced to character after character, usually ones whom we have barely any to pick up their names before they are hastily finished off.
After it was over, I was left confused and wondering what just happened. I was also convinced that Ramona has the worst taste in men; with Scott just being the latest in the long list of her foolish choices along with my choice to actually watch this film. Save yourself and don’t watch this.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. Lucas Lee Fight Scene
Scott faces down Ramona's evil-ex Lucas Lee and his retinue of stunt doubles.
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Defeat seven evil ex-boyfriends? That's easy. Once my girlfriend made me defeat twenty-five evil kittens. At least, I'm pretty sure they were evil.
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