Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Reviewed by Candace, age 18, California

Just as graphic novels broke boundaries in the young adult genre, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World breaks boundaries in the movie genre. With sporadic color credits which would surprise even the most thrill ready person, CGI and other new technologies push the envelope of this new emerging technology. The movie format is mostly video game style, as it was originally a graphic novel, with occasional cartoons and other extras.

The movie plot is slightly generic but has a twist. In order for Scott Pilgrim to be able to date the ever-changing hair colored Ramona Flowers he must defeat all seven of her evil exes. Michael Cera stars as the nerdy Scott Pilgrim, whose current girlfriend is still in high school and goes by the name of "Knives."

The acting is far from superb because I couldn't really believe in the chemistry between any of the characters. However, I did get a kick from the character Scott Pilgrim. He does a great job as an action figure who makes fun of superhero comics.

I liked how Scott Pilgrim vs. the World subtly combined genres. It was mainly a romance, but by having fighting scenes it satisfied both desires of a romance and an action flick. Most scenes were unexpected and not formulaic which gave it a surprisingly fresh twist. Instead of poor lighting and shaky camera techniques, the norm nowadays for action movies, the movie was wildly creative and original. It deserves four out of five stars.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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