Hello readers! I’m doing an actual post live from Comic Con! I told myself that I was going to have fun and stay away from any computer activities but I find myself on Chicago time and hours to kill before my day starts. Also I didn’t have a blog post ready for Saturday so this is going to be an amazing filler.
So my last panel of the night was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It was a fun panel and I was even given a super cute button. By the end of the panel people with a certain button got to go to a special screening. And yes, I had the very same special button! So I’ll cover more on the panel when I do my official CC update but on to this review.
I’ve mentioned several times before that I’m really bad at video games. When it comes to shooting, running and jumping, I just can’t seem to press the right buttons at the right time and I die a lot. Woe is me. But I lived in a house with two brothers that loved playing video games. They spent countless amounts of hours trying to get to the next level and defeat the big bad person. I spent those very same hours watching them with an intense visual fascination that not even porn can provide.
I’m sad to say that I never got a chance to read the SP books. The story seems like something I could easier get into and really love. So if you don’t already know the story, here goes it:
Scott Pilgrim, a laid-back rocker, meets the girl of his dreams, literally. He finds out that if he’s going to date her, he has to defeat a league of her evil exes. The girl, Romona, is intriguing and exciting to Scott, so he’s all about trying to win her over. With each ex battle, Scott learns more about Romona and he starts to fall in love with her. Awww. Like video games, each level get more hard to beat but Scott fights his way for Romona’s heart and for his own self-respect.
Putting my love for Edgar Wright and everything he touches aside for a minute, I really love all the elements that put this movie together. The music and video game sound bytes complimented every scene and added a fun touch to the movie. The old-school Batman-like “POW!” and “BAM!” action texts added a lot of charm and feel to every action as it flew on the screen for every time the phone rang or someone was hit. The characters offered quirky greatness and endless hilarity. And also, the fight scenes were hot!
Wright is such a fan boy to everything he does and it shows in this movie. He created a perfect balance of his personal style and the vision of the comic book creator, Brian Lee O’Mallory and he made this movie fantastic. I highly recommend this to everyone and I can’t wait to see this again once it hits theaters!