Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 8

effects 9

editing 8

writing 8

SW SCORE: 41

4.1 out of 5 🐙

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I don’t wanna say Michael Cera is typecast but I’ve never seen him play anything but a nebbish nerd and/or geek and/or dork. Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice to see a good actor portray my people. I never read the comic that this film comes from but it’s a love letter to gamers. I had a blast watching the video warriors square off. The plot is so simple yet so satisfying. He has to defeat his girlfriend’s 7 evil exes. It feels like the geeky version of the trials of Hercules. And props to Mary Elizabeth Whitehead for balancing Cera’s uber nerdiness with bemusement,, wit, and confidence.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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