Sunday, August 15, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - Movie Review
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Wong, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman and Aubrey Plaza.
Directed by Edgar Wright.
Once I saw the 80% RottenTomato ranking I figured I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. Michael Cera, who's been getting annoying lately, is still playing the same variant of his normal persona, but it all works here as Scott Pilgrim, a young man in love who must battle evil to get it.
The movie is very plugged in. It's like watching The Fly remade as The iPhone, with music, TV, video games references constantly, with characters defined in stat-mode, and it never slows down. If a joke fizzles, meh, the next one's on its way.
That's Chris Evans, taking between his gags as The Human Torch and Captain America, as an evil movie star. That's Brandon "Superman" Routh, as an evil bass player. Scott's sister is Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick. My favorite though was Kieran Culkin as Scott's sarcastic gay roommate Wallace. Reminded me of a younger Robert Downey Jr.
We had a blast.