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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World * Edgar Wright (2010)

The owner of my usual DVD-rental was surprised that this film is picked out so little when it has a 7.8 on IMdB (when he made his note). Perhaps this is because the film is too ‘teeny’. I have not seen a film that I think is similar, “Kickass”, but I thought “Kickass” would be targeted at the teenage audience and “Scott Pilgrim” less so. Well, “Scott Pilgrim” is a teenager film… Every other word is “so” for example. I do not know if that is meant to be funny, but these I find these “I am so gonna kick your ass”, “That is so not gonna happen”, lines annoying. What is more funny is the comics/computergame montage. Fighting goes with “wack”s and “whop”s as text in the screen, a phone rrrrrrrrrrrrrings and blows are granted with the points and sounds of a computer game. The main character is a geeky boy who plays in a punky popband and tries to navigate the minefields of love. The thin story involves several enemies trying to beat up Scott, but using his fighting and bass-playing skills, he usually gets through allright. The film is comic-like over-the-top with flying fights, people bashing through several walls without much consequences, etc. etc. This results in some funny moments and especially the eye-blinding flashy opening sequence and the closing scene are very amusing. Overall the film is a bit too thin and the humour is not strong enough to make up for the 7.8 on IMdB in my opinion. On my scale Scott comes at the average of 2.5 out of 5.

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