Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ is the movie story about Ramona Flowers & Seven Evil. It is either the most authentic coming-of-age love story that has been told about kids who grew up with 8-bit video games or a movie that will leave you screaming, “Death to hipsters!”
Directed by Edgar Wright, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a comedy film based on the comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley. The film is about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meeting the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Scott learns that he must defeat Ramona’s seven evil exes who are coming to kill him with the intention of win Ramona over. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is based off two different books, “vs. the World” and “& the Inifite Sadness” despite the title of the movie. The movie was planned as a film after the first issue of the comic was released. After a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2010, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World premiered. In Australia and New Zealand, It was released on August 12, 2010.
In Toronto, the story begins, where Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), the bass guitarist for the band “Sex Bob-omb,” starts dating high-schooler Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) in spite of the protests of his friends and bandmates. Later he meets a mysterious American girl named Ramona Flowers(Mary Elizabeth Winstead) , losing interest in Knives and starts dating with Ramona Flowers. Scott is attacked by Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha), the first of Ramona’s Seven Evil Exes who seek to control Ramona’s love life at that time Sex Bob-omb competes in a battle of the bands to win a record contract with the label G-Man. Matthew is defeated by Scott and learns from Ramona that, in order for them to continue dating, he must defeat each member of the League of Evil Exes.
After learning that popular actor and skateboarder Lucas Lee (Chris Evans), the second evil ex, is coming to Toronto to film a movie. Scott is forced to break up with Knives, who is devastated and tries everything she can to win him back. Lee is defeated successfully by Scott by tricking him into performing a dangerous skateboard stunt where he crashes and dissolves into coins. The third evil ex, Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), who serves as bass guitarist for Scott’s ex-girlfriend Envy Adams’ (Brie Larson) band, “The Clash at Demonhead” is encountered by him. Scott is overpowered by Todd initially using his psychic vegan abilities, which are stripped from him by the “Vegan Police” after Scott tricks him into drinking coffee with half and half, allowing Scott to win the fight.
Scott’s relationship with Ramona begins to falter as he grows increasingly upset with her dating history following the defeat of the fourth evil ex Roxy Richter (Mae Whitman). Sex Bob-omb faces off against the fifth and six evil exes, twin Katayanagi brothers, Kyle (Shota Saito) and Ken (Keita Saito), earning Scott an extra life upon their defeat During the second round of the battle of the bands. Scott sees Ramona together with her seventh and final evil ex, Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman) During the battle. Ramona breaks up with Scott as she is unable to leave Gideon’s side due to a chip in the back of her head, and Scott leaves Sex Bob-omb as they sign on to play at Gideon’s new club, the Chaos Theatre.
Scott goes to the club and professes his love for Ramona. He gains the “Power of Love” sword and with it he uses to fight Gideon. Knives arrives to battle Ramona over Scott. When Scott tries to break up the girls’ fight, accidentally reveals that he cheated on both of them with each other before he is killed by Gideon. His extra life is used by Scott to restart his battle with Gideon, this time resolving his issues with his friends and owning up to his own faults, gaining the even stronger “Power of Self-Respect” sword and defeating Gideon alongside Knives. Ramona encourages Scott and Knives to stay together while she prepares to leave to start over free from Gideon’s control. Scott instead follows Ramona as he always wanted, and the two begin their relationship anew upon Knives’ insistence.
However Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a buffet of genres so it is not for everyone. This movie on box office is considered as the big disappointment this weekend. Scott Pilgrim vs The World box office hopes are slim for the rest of summer. At least against the male and female fans of The Expendables and Eat Pray Love, word of mouth and huge raves from fanboys and bloggers were not enough. Perhaps this proves that fanboys and bloggers don’t have the power to make a movie like this into a hit yet. The low Scott Pilgrim vs The World box office is similar to other movies with Internet buzz this year but that may not be a surprise.