Scott Pilgrim = Total K.O.
*SPOILER ALERT* you have been warned
Normally I don’t like book to movie adaptations. No matter what somebody always manages to screw something up and it pisses me off. However, with Scott Pilgrim this was not the case. A couple of days before the film’s debut I read through all 6 volumes of the graphic novel. By the middle of volume 1 I was already entranced by the story line and all of its wonderful characters. By the time I was finished my expectations of the movie were supremely high. After watching all of the previews that I could, the only worries that I had about the movie were about Michael Cera. He didn’t really look a lot like the Scott from the comics and his voice isn’t what I imagined Scott sounding like but, that’s just me being picky I guess. Well when I went to see the movie that afternoon, I was really getting nervous. I wanted so badly to like the movie but I was scared it was going to be a total disaster. My friends told me to chill out and I did my best to. When the movie first started and I saw that they had 8-bitted the Universal Theme, I was already impressed. It only got better from there. Actually it kind of freaked me out that the movie followed the comic so well, even down to listing what belonged to who in Wallace’s apartment. It was really trippy. The common use of Zelda music in the movie really made me happy. The movie followed the comic story line extremely well except for a few bits. I didn’t like the fact that it didn’t tell you about Scott’s High School life but they made up for that with Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation coming on Adult Swim. Another thing that kind of got on my nerves was that they didn’t properly explain the Subspace highways. It left a lot of people who weren’t familiar with the comic confused about the whole thing. Not much, but a few things were changed in the movie that weren’t in the comic that I actually liked better. For Instance, the battle between Scott and the Japanese twins…I liked it much better than the robot battles. Also the whole head glowing thing was left out which I was glad for because I didn’t really understand it in the first place. The thing I loved the most about the movie was its music. The music that the bands played and the score for the movie were simply excellent. The music that was playing during Scott’s battle with Gideon gave me chills. Kudos to the dude who was in charge of the film’s music. Overall I have to give this movie a 9.5 out of 10. I loved it and I can’t wait to buy it on DVD. If you haven’t seen it yet I strongly suggest you do.