We live in a time where most of the movies we watch are either remakes, sequels or ripoffs. “Scott Pilgrim” is a rare exception, or should I say, a breath of fresh air. I’ve never seen anything like it before, and eventhough it’s based on a comic, it still looks perfect on screen. The story focuses on Scott Pilgrim (played by a very talented Michael Cera), a 22 year old guy who meets the girl of his dreams. But in order to win her heart, he must defeat her seven evil exes. And this is where the fun begins. The whole movie works like a video game, in which Scott must achieve all 7 levels in order to win “the big prize”. It’s one hell of a ride, and the cast couldn’t be better (especially Jason Shwartzman who’s a treat to watch as one of the exes). “Scott Pilgrim” is one of the best movie-going experiences I’ve had this year; it has a lot to offer, and I highly recommend it. But if I had to describe it in 2 words, I would simply say: it rocks!
Categories: The Twenty-First Century