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.