17
Aug
10

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (5/5)

In 15 to 20 years from now, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World will be seen as the defining movie of its respective generation, and if it isn’t, it should be. No movie has better encapsulated and satirized the interests and temperaments of contemporary youth, and no future movie is likely to surpass it.

-Slashfilm.com

The above quote pretty much sums up my opinion on this film.  This film represents our generation: The gaming generation.

As the film begins, we are greeted by the Universal Studios logo and music that plays with it, only the logo is rendered in 8-bit graphics and the theme is a midi.  It was at this point, that I knew this film was going to rock.

The premise is pretty simple.  Scott Pilgrim is your typical loser.  He is dating a seventeen year old girl named Knives Chau, which causes some scandal among his friends and family since he is 22.  He also plays in a band called the “Sex Bomb-omb”, who are about to compete in the battle of the bands.  They are preparing for a battle of the bands when Scott meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers.  The moment he sees her, he knows they are destined to be together…but there is one little problem.

Before he can win Ramona’s heat, he has to defeat her seven evil exes.  Yes, the Ex-Boyfriends from Ramona’s past show up to challenge Scott, one at a time, to a duel to the death, mortal Kombat style.

As you would expect, this game is riddled with references, mostly to video-games.  There was no way to catch them all in one sitting of the film.  Many of these references are funny just in themselves, but don’t expect the humor to come solely from the references.  This film is filled with jokes, good jokes. (nothing like the “jokes” in grown ups)  From the situations the characters are in, to the characters themselves, I could not stop laughing thought the entire film.  Michel Cera plays the part perfectly, and the seven evil exes are all hilarious in their own way.

But make no mistake, this film is targeted at us young folks.  Older audiences don’t get the film, because it was not made for them.  It was made for our generation…

…In fact, I have devises a little test to see if you are in the “Scott Pilgrim Generation.”  Click on the seven links below, each one leads to a trial. (one trial for each evil ex)  If you do not find any of the trials to be funny/awesome, then you won’t enjoy Scott Pilgrim.  The more of these you like, the more you will like the film.

Trial #1

Trial #2

Trial #3

Trial #4

Trial #5

Trial #6

Trial #7

Scott Pilgrim really does define the gaming nerd generation in a way no other film can, and it is totally flipping hilarious.  The fact of the matter is, it is hard to really explain this movie.  It just has to be experienced.  Every moment I was in the theater was filled with complete joy.  Go and see this.  Don’t wait until it is out on DVD, because this is a film that needs to be experienced in the theater.  (plus, they kinda deserve your money…the Scott Pilgrim people, not the theater)

[note: special thanks to cubetoons, thinkgeek, and halolz for the trials)

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7 Responses to “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (5/5)”


  1. August 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I need to get off my lazy ass, take some time off work, and go watch this movie. I hear nothing but good things about it.
    Those trials are awesome btw. I was going to put down my favorite, but I can’t choose, they are all hilarious.

  2. August 18, 2010 at 11:12 am

    You really do need to see this film. It is the best film of the year. And if you loved those trials, then I really think you will like this film.

  3. August 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Definatly a film for gamers. I havent seen it yet but I really really want to. The Mortal Kombat references in the trailer were awesome.

    “KO!!!!!!”

  4. 4 Vivian Lesende
    August 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t know why I bothered to take this test, since I’ve already seen it and knew of its awesomeness. xD It’s a cute idea. Trial #2 is especially good, in my opinion. I am indeed from the “Pokemon Generation.” It really speaks to me. lol

  5. 5 Patrick
    August 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    This film is unlike anything you have ever seen and it is mind-blowingly awesome. If you wait until DVD, you will regret it. Not because you are seeing it on the small screen but because it will be a long time until someone else has the gall to make a movie like this. This movie needs to be a success in the theater so we can have more movies like it.

    Great post, James! Loved the challenges, I might even print one or two to hang up in the classroom.

  6. August 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    @Vivian – Yes, the Pokemon Generation was a great one to have been in. I’ve just re-discovered the series…I GOT A MEOWTH!!! I am glad you enjoyed them.

    @Patrick – For some reason, I thought the pac-man one was the funniest. Therefore, I would suggest it be one you hang up. I doubt most of the middle-school kids would get it. (Honestly, I am shocked that I got it) But the teachers would think its rather funny. And yes, everyone should see this in theaters. I kinda wish I could go see it in theaters again. It is that good.

  7. August 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I saw this movie yesterday. Like Knifes when she first heard the band play. I fainted too. The Awesomness of this movie was too much to handle.


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