I went to watch Scott Pilgrim vs. the World yesterday with a bunch of friends! I'd heard good things about it from some girls and when one of my friends called me up an invited me to the cinema to watch it I said yes right away. Also partly because Michael Cera is fricking adorable.
I hadn't seen a trailer or anything like that for the movie. Really, it's been so long since I went to the cinema. But about 20 minutes in the movie I suddenly remembered I'd read about it in an issue of Empire I bought before my trip to Japan. Empire was totally bubbly because of this movie and I excited about it as well because of their enthusiasm. But then Japan was so much fun and I forgot all about it.
Scott is 22, plays bass in the Sex Bob-Omb, has a 17-year old chinese girlfriend and then Ramona Flowers comes into the picture and ruins everything. He falls head over heels in love with her, but before they can become a couple he has to defeat her seven evil exes.
The funny thing is that it seems like a perfectly normal comedy in those 20 first minutes. And then it nerds up and starts kicking some ex'ing ass. It's filled to the brim with action and the way the movie is edited is SO awesome! One second your in Scott's appartment seeing him wake up from a dream, the next he's in a library. And it happens so fast and is edited so cleverly that you just stay put, dumbfounded.
It's FUN, it's NERDY, it's HARDCORE and it's still on my mind.
I had my mouth open almost throughout the movie, with a stupid smile on my face.
The movie contains some effing cool concert/music scenes and I just wished they had put the volume up in those scenes - it would really have made the movie even greater.
When I say a bunch of friends I really mean it. I think we were about 40 people. It was really a great way to end the holiday which btw ended wayyy to fast.