Thursday, 2 September 2010



12A, 112 Mins. Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick & Brandon Routh. Director, Edgar Wright

I don't care how much you've been around, you don't have baggage claims like this.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: (L-R) Actors Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Wong, Michael Cera, Aubrey Plaza and Kieran Culkin pose at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' at the Chinese Theater on July 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It's always pretty hard to compete with your new girlfriends ex. You see those old pictures on Facebook; you see them old tweets about how good he is. He's got a car; you've got a bus pass. He's got a six pack, You got digestive problems...but I digress. Just thank your few lucky stars your not Michael Cera who once again plays the same, loveable, complicated geek but this time in the form of comic book legend Scott Pilgrim, a role Cera seems born to play. Not only does Scott have to compete with the likes of Chris Evans and Brandon Roth, he has to defeat them to. In a battle to the death. Now would you fight Superman and Captain America?

That's the deal if Scott wants to get with Ramona Flowers the literal girl of his dreams. Some relationships have there terms and these ones are pretty steep but a boys got to do what a boys got to do. So Pilgrim must defeat Ramona's 7 evil boyfriends, I'm sorry ex's as a league has been set up by Gideon (Flowers 7th and most evil ex). Why is he the most evil you ask? Well let’s put it this way nobody likes the guy that not only wants to take your girl but wants to be cool with you in the process. Fellas, we’ve all been there.

So will Scott win these epic duels and the heart of the girl he claim lesbians for? Well you'll just have to sit through this thrilling episode to find out and it's going to be real hard to stay fully sat down on one of the most thrilling rides in the cinema this summer. The film is so vivid, eye popping and stylish it doesn't need to be in 3D, it's already in your face.

Scott has to battle super vegans, cocky but cool movie stars and their stunt doubles and guys that really look like they need to give Prince his wardrobe back all whilst keeping his band together and keeping his cute but clingy ex at bay.

Set in the beautiful backdrop of Toronto, Canada there's no film quite like this. It’s directed so well and the comic elements mixed with real life haven’t been done this good since somebody framed Roger Rabbit. To reveal anything else would spoil the surprise. The film is directed so well, and Evans and Routh are scene stealers in their supporting roles.

It's Michael Cera however that shines the brightest, further cementing his status as one of Hollywood's most marketable stars. One of the three children of hit movie 'Superbad' is growing in this industry. He proves himself worthy of playing Scott Pilgrim and we all know how militantly picky comic book fans are. Do Cera and Pilgrim get the girl? Find out for yourself in cinemas now but rest assured that together they win the hearts of the audience and reaffirm their status as role models to socially awkward teenage boys worldwide. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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