Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman
This unusual comedy mixes indie quirkiness with CGI superhero action, and it looks like a cross between a comic book and an old school arcade game. Scott Pilgrim is a layabout rock musician who falls for the beautiful and cool Ramona Flowers, but he must fight the nasty ex-boyfriend to win her over. So far, so good, but there are six more evil exes to defeat before Game Over. Ultimately the story goes nowhere and the repetitive battles get so tiresome that it’s irrelevant who wins in the end. It would probably help if Scott and Ramona looked like they actually cared for one another. Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels.