Top positive review
This COULD have been typical BUT...
on August 14, 2017
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World could have been your A typical, Hollywood romance but it did not fall into that trap. The set up is what you'd expect. Boy meets girl. Boy meets a better girl. Boy attempts to lose the current girl and win the new girl. However, in this case we are not set up to favor the new girl. The movie remains neutral, creating an even split of likable and sympathetic characters between both love interests. I suspect that even the film makers were equally torn, as they fully filmed one ending for each outcome to this love triangle. Good pacing ensures that romance, comedy and action are evenly balanced and don't overstay their welcome. Combine this with some good, visual storytelling, clear and exciting fight scenes and about five thousand video game references and Scott Pilgrim is an all round solid movie. Truly a movie with something for everyone. If you happen to be a gamer movie buff with a soft spot for a good romance like myself then you're in luck because everything here is for you.