Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Geeks owe it to themselves to see this film. There was never a film made more for those of us who have gamed all our lives, and many of the logic and jokes work from those.

This is a splendid film. Its visually inventive and lovely, blending video game and comic visuals in a stunning manner which is both amusing and impressive, with each fight scene being a joy to watch. Its very funny, with most of the humour deriving from Scott being an arse or the utter incogriuity of the fight scenes being blended into normal life. It definitely made me want to check out the books.

There are some flaws. The film has a lot to pack in, and certain sub plots, such as Envy, feel a bit unfinished, as if there was meant to be something more and the film maker ran out of time. Also, there could have been a little more time spent on Ramona- while apparently in the books she has her own journey, here she is merely someone to be chased after. She does have her own personality, but it would have been nice if she'd had a little more to do.

Still, this is such a fun piece of film making I really do think its worth checking out. See it!

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