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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

"I'm not a sissy... I'm Canadian!"
I am not one of those people who seem to be raving about Scott Pilgrim. Sorry.

First of all, if you're going to do a video game-treatment on an otherwise-realistic movie, you would first have to establish that "Life is Like a Video Game". And this I didn't feel.

Although I'm starting to see glimpses of what might be Michael Cera's hidden acting brilliance. I said "might". I'm not sure yet.

Anyway, visuals were exceedingly good. Eye candy. But that's about it. Anna Kendrick did not even take off her clothes. Boo.

And the only thing that's great about this film: Kieran Culkin. Give him more roles, please!

Oh, and the other great thing about this film: it made me want to read the comic books. Go Canada. 

*some info from IMDb
pic from CBC News

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. USA/UK/Canada. 2010.

Rating: Three out of ten.
Visual effects: Plus one point.
Kieran Culkin: Plus one point.
Final rating: Five out of ten.


Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel better, the video game-treatment was never established in the comic either. :P

Go read the comics! They're awesome.

Yes, I am actually downloading the comics now. Hehe.

Should I watch this in Cinemanila, or should I just get a DVD?

Just get a DVD. That's my opinion.

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