Thursday, August 19, 2010

Movie Review: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"

5. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" is like going to a convenience store fountain and filling a Big Gulp cup with every flavor of soft drink available — what kids in my day called "suicides" — it seems like a good idea until you start drinking it.

4. This movie is what the kids these days call a mash-up: a mix of romantic comedy, video game action and comic book imagery — it sounds cool until you watch it.

3. Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a wimpy dork who plays bass in a whiny 20-something band and falls in love with a girl with issues and bad hair (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but before their relationship can be consummated, he must defeat in video game-style battle her seven evil exes.

2. The visuals are at times stunning (this might be the most special effects in a romantic comedy ever), but like even the best video games, the action becomes repetitive and tedious (once youv'e seen one guy burst into coins after getting killed, you've seen them all).

1. The biggest problem with "Pilgrim" is the people: Winstead is wooden and uninteresting, Cera is that same guy he always plays and by the end of it all, I didn't really care whether they got together I was just looking to turn the PlayStation off.

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
Run time: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Rated PG-13‎‎
Genre: Action-Adventure‎
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans and Anna Kendrick
Finney's Flicks Rating: C


  1. Booooooooooooo this review!!! You will look back on this review one day and realize how wrong you were Finney!

  2. There have been times when I've revisited a movie I didn't like and come to like it. I thought "The Watchman" was dull in my first go round with it, but after multiple DVD viewings, I think it's terrific. I don't see that happening here, but only time will tell.


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