Scott Pilgrim vs the World - Ellen Wong and Michael Cera
Scott Pilgrim vs the World - Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) and Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) team up to fight in the amazing story of one romantic slacker's quest to power up with love © 2010 Universal Studios

This film, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, from upcoming film director Edgar Wright is based on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

This action comedy has received mixed reviews after its premiere at this years Comic Con but overall are more positive than bad. The main concern is the adaptation is juvenile and it is squarely aimed at the under 25’s (cinema’s main audience).

Scott Pilgrim vs the World – Here’s the plot outline…

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob—omb, the 22—year—old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally.

The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre—smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada Release August 13, 2010
UK release August 25, 2010
Australia release August 12, 2010

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online