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Movie Review: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

19 Aug

So… long time, no write.
I’ve been making excuses/defending myself unnecessarily a lot more in recent years than I used to. I’m trying to stop.
Hopefully this will be my last one.
I haven’t written anything in a while. Partly due to lack of desire… which, yes, I should have pushed through… but, also partly due to the fact that I lent my laptop out to a friend, and what was supposed to be two days has turned into several weeks. And in case you’re reading this (which you’re not), I’d like it back when you get a chance.

All that said, I’m learning more about what it is to be an artist for the art and not for the cool/stuff/attention. So, I’m writing for the sake of writing, cause I’d forgotten that I don’t need my laptop to write, I just need “something”. Which I have.

So, on to the movie… SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD!

This was a movie I wasn’t expecting to be as good as it ended up being (and likely was all along). It wasn’t the best movie ever. But it caught me off guard in a very good way.

For those of you (any of the four of you, really) who really like Michael Cera, you won’t be disappointed. He play’s his character basically how you’d expect him to—a little awkward/shy around girls, but bold at the right times. The only thing I didn’t like about his performance was little hints of Napoleon Dynamite that seemed to sneak in from time to time.

Creative (very creative and rather original) editing techniques really make this movie stand out from typical comedies… but what really makes the whole relatively unrealistic movie believable are the great, high energy performances from the entire cast.

The music is also quite unique. Though not a completely original sound, it is a sub genre (with a long hyphenated name of some sort) that is relatively unheard of and was pulled off excellently.

A lot of the content of this film could easily have been taken as cheesy/lame if it wasn’t for how well it was produced.

I gotta say, I loved it.

Anyways, that’s it for me for now, so until we meet again (which I’m hoping will be in less than two months), have a better than average day.


Zach

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