Saturday, 25 December 2010
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2010: #9 SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD
4/5. If 'Kick Ass' wasn't enough for you then the geeks really got what they wanted with 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World'. Another comic book based film that was not only different to the rest like 'Kick Ass' but also completely different to our number ten movie. Jock-a-phobe Michael Cera was born for this role and gave a cool, cultural icon a real face. The film also featured brilliant support from an A list of young talent, including everyone from Ellen Wong to Brandon Routh put in excellent performances. What separated this film from the rest however was it's stunning direction. Unlike most this film would of looked even better in 3D but still in the 2 dimensions it drew you into it's computer game themed world just as effectively as 'Tron'. With the beautiful city of Toronto providing the perfect backdrop and the 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' mix of real life and cartoon action giving this film a look like no other, this social outcast took on the world and won. TIM DAVID HARVEY.