Everything is semi-great in Scott Pilgrim’s (Micheal Cera) world, he has a new girlfriend named Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), that he really likes and he plays the bass in an awesome band waiting to be discovered. His daily routine includes picking Knives up from school, practicing with his band and have meaningful conversations with his roommate about life and love. One day on his outing with Knives, Scott sees the girl of his dreams, literally. Her name is Ramona Flowers. She is mysterious, brave, beautiful, and filled with hidden secrets. Scott finds a way to be with her and they begin dating. Now Scott thinks his world is perfect with Ramona at his side, until she confesses what her secret is. Scott must defeat her seven evil magical exes in order for them to continue to date. So the exes start to show up one by one and now Scott must fight for his life and love for Ramona. Will Scott be able to win battles against the seven evil magical exes? Will Scott give up and think that Ramona is worth not losing his life?
At watching this film, I’m at a lost for words. I guess I can start by saying at least one word, AWESOME! Wow, I loved this film from the awesome arcade video game special effects to the Mortal Kombat style fighting scenes. I love when the first evil ex named Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha), charges Scott, I except him to be beaten to a pulp. Wrong! Out of nowhere, Scott blocks patel’s air flying charge and delivers a “kahpow” punch. Who knew this romantic, shy guy can handle his own. I’m a Micheal Cera fan because of his school boy charm and innocent humor, but I’m not used to seeing him kick some major hiney. Quite attractive I should say. On to the special effects, brilliant. I loved every minute, from the life lines shown on the screen to the band battle between Scott’s band the evil ex twins five and six, Kyle and Ken Katayanagi (Keita and Shota Saito). During this scene, each band created their own electric monster to battle each other while they performed. I really enjoyed this scene. Not only is this film loaded with action but it also has comedy. Scott’s roommate, Wallace Wells (Kieran Culkin) brings fun humor that’s too cute to handle. There is so much I can say about this film but I don’t want to give anything away, so I will end the review at how it started with one word, FANTASTIC!!!!
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