Michael After Midnight: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Let me just say up front: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is easily one of my favorite films ever
made. Hell, it’s in my top 25 films of all time, and I have watched this film a
ridiculous amount of times since it came out. The humor, the style, the
references, the characters, the action, it all just mixes together into a
perfect cocktail of enjoyability for me. This film is like a pure visual
representation of fun.
The plot’s pretty simple: Scott is your average young
Canadian. He has a band, he has a teenage Asian girlfriend, and he has a bunch
of self-worth issues. Then he meets Ramona Flowers, and decides she’s the one
for him. He begins a relationship with her, not realizing that he’s gonna have
to fight her seven evil exes to win her heart. From the moment he begins his
courtship of her it’s one wacky boss battle after another, culminating in a
climactic finale against Ramona’s seventh and most dangerous evil ex, Gideon
Gordon Graves, hipster douchebag extraordinaire.