was everything I wanted it to be and a little bit more. The action scenes combined high-speed martial arts with a video game aesthetic that was both nostalgic and original. The band battles were as visually stimulating as they were auditorily inspiring. And Ramona’s hair looked awesome.
As an adaptation I thought the movie was true to the idea of the graphic novels without being one hundred percent accurate. Subspace certainly played a much smaller role, but considering director Edgar Wright was attempting to tell a story originally told in six volumes in two hours, I thought he found a nice way to trim some material while still keeping the movie accessible.
Michael Cera’s performance as Scott Pilgrim was perfect. He was convincingly clueless, and yet still credible as a butt-kicking Torontonian. I also really enjoyed Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, and the relationship that Piglrim and Wells had in the movie. It wasn’t that different from the books, but I thought that Culkin put a little more energy into Wells than I read from the page.
My one disappointment with the Scott Pilgrim vs The World movie was that I assumed there would be a midnight showing on August 13th, but I couldn’t find one in Vancouver. Maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough, but as it is the movie theatre that I usually go to downtown wasn’t playing Scott Pilgrim at all. It would have been nice if a city so juiced about international sports six months ago could have show a little excitement for an awesome, Canadian movie.