Michael Cera movies are an odd batch. Meaning you have to be in a certain mood to enjoy them. They can be quite funky and often revolve around hipster youth culture. Needless to say if you are not the person who enjoys such sexy, pop mishmashes then “Scott Pilgrim Vs the World” probably is going to throw you off quicker than being kicked in the testicles.
Which reminds me: love sucks. This is something the young protagonist of our film understands. Feeling the harsh bite of his ex-girlfriend he attempts to move on by dating a high schooler only to unexpectedly find the woman of his dreams (Ramona). Now caught between two women he not only must discover a way to reconcile them both but also must engage in a perilous quest to defeat Ramona’s evil ex-partners.
If it sounds absurd it is. The film is based off of the comic book series and is a collage of video game, graphic novel, and superhero parodies. Everything about the movie has an Indie feel to it; from the scenes, camera angles, music, and crazy writing there is much to love about it. Not afraid to break from convention if you are unaccustomed to the material within you will feel more lost then if you woke up in China.
However, if you adore the material which the directors utilize than you will feel right at home in any American “man-cave”. The atmosphere is campy, suited to teens and young adults, but feels at home in any coinsurer of nerd machimia. I loved it all. Indeed this was one of those films which I am thoroughly happy I saw. So if you have a penchant for such delights or just want something that tickles your funny bone then look no further than here.