Originally, I had little to no interest in seeing this movie at all. I was getting tired of Michael Cera's type-cast quiet, geeky, yet lovable roles and I thought I would dislike the way it is highly stylized. Also, I was not familiar with the graphic novels that the movie is based on. Needless to say, I went in with extreme bias. Add to that, I went on a matinee so the theatre was packed full of obnoxious people, and I just did not want to be there.
Within the first ten minutes, my opinion completely changed. The movie was really funny, charming, and neat. The graphics used from old nintendo games made me feel nostalgic, and really added to the film's unique style. It was also really cool to see a film that was not only filmed in Toronto, but exclusively set there as well. Also, the soundtrack had some awesome tracks on it and it was well coordinated with the movie.
It follows the story of Scott Pilgrim, 23, and his unrelenting crush on a new girl in town, Ramona Flowers. Scott is a bit of a loser. He shares a bachelor apartment with his amusing gay roommate, is in an unsigned indie band. Sex Bob-Omb, and he plays video games all day with his high school "girlfriend"(they hold hands). Scott decides that Ramona is cool enough to risk everything for, and summons the courage to try to date her. After a bunch of muddled attempts to ask her out, Ramona finally says yes, and things seem to be going swell. Unfortunately for Scott, though, Ramona has neglected to mention that he must battle and defeat all of her seven
evil exes if he wants to keep dating her.
The fight scenes are fun, but a bit jarring and very loud. By the last one, you are glad that there are no more... but it is perfectly timed.
I give this movie:
. If you are in the mood for something light, funny, and interesting to look at, I would recommend this movie.
What was once before you - an exciting, mysterious future - is now behind you. Lived; understood; disappointing. You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone's experience. Every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone's everyone.