Scott Pilgrim vs the Bitter... and wins!

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Scott Pilgrim vs The World 2010Edgar Wright,Michael BacallEdgar WrightMichael Cera, Alison Pill,Mary Elizabeth Winstead,Mark Webber,Johnny Simmons,Ellen Wong,Kieran Culkin,Anna KendrickBryan Lee O'Malley Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Scott Pilgrim vs The World(2010)
 

Movies based on video games tend to reek of disaster: think “BloodRayne,” “Alone in the Dark,” “Street Fighter.” We’ve had more luck when it comes to comic-book films such as “The Dark Knight,” “Kick Ass,” and “The Crow.” When a movie is made based on a comic book that has a video game feel to it, we get “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” Does it go the way of the “BloodRayne” or is it more “Kick Ass”? Thankfully, we get something more like “Ghost World” shoved into a Super Nintendo, then kicked out by the likes of Kick Ass himself.

It’s fun, it’s campy, it’s been under appreciated by modern audiences and ultimately, and it’s destined to become a cult classic. Thanks to the great visuals inspired by old 16-bit games and tunes provided by what sounds like Gameboy nerd fixin’s with a little 1-UP mushroom on the side.

Bitter Balcony has talked smack about Michael Cera before, but “Scott Pilgrim” seems as if it’s written for him. Cera’s comedic timing and delivery are right. He kicks ass like any quarter-spending video game fan would. Cera’s joined by Ellen Wong and Mary Elizabeth Winstead who play rival love interests Knives Chau and Ramona Flowers, respectively.

“Scott Pilgrim” has the sharp aesthetic of old-school arcade graphics splashing across the screen, which lets us know that what we are about to see takes place in a world unlike ours. It’s a world where Nintendo and Genesis are likely to be elder gods packing Scott Pilgrim’s life with one boss fight after another until he gets the woman of his dreams, Ramona Flowers.

The well-shot movie never takes itself seriously and has ably executed moments of random humor, including some great action scenes that are exaggerated to hell, but well choreographed.

This author has seen this movie twice in the theater and wants watch it again.

So, get out there and support “Scott Pilgrim” in his quest to get the girl. Forget the “Expendables” or whatever Julia Roberts’ new film is called and support films that do what they intend to: entertain.

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