Column: Over 10 years later, ‘Scott Pilgrim’ still great movie

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

Fun fact about me: I am a very indecisive person. Ask me what my favorite food, favorite song, or favorite color is, and I will stand there like you just asked me to tell you the first thousand decimal places of pi from memory.

Ask me what my favorite movie is, however, and I will confidently and wholeheartedly say it is “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” I watched it for the first time as a child and have been rewatching it constantly ever since, loving the movie more the older I get.

As the years go by, I am able to appreciate the little things that make this movie so special more and more.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” tells the story of Scott Pilgrim, a bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, who starts dating the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers. Sounds simple enough? Well, it is not. He has to fight an army of her seven evil exes who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.

“Scott Pilgrim” encompasses many elements of geek culture with aspects of video games and comic books. This film successfully replicates the style, sensation, and experience of playing a game or reading a comic while also offering an interesting plot line. It includes sound effects, graphics, impact words, and fight scenes familiar to those who love games or comics. It goes even deeper than that with dialogue and fast-paced tempo similar to what one may find in a game or comic book.

The movie has a stellar cast, with Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Brie Larson and more. Every actor on this film did a killer job on their roles, adding to what makes this film so hilarious and enjoyable. They were all perfectly cast to play their respective parts, playing the characters in a way that makes them all memorable no matter how small the role may seem. Also considering this movie was filmed 10 years ago, watching “Scott Pilgrim” feels like getting a time capsule to all these actors’ early stages of their careers.

The movie was way ahead of its time, with jokes that members of this generation would definitely love. If you ever get bored on a Saturday night (because you are a responsible community member staying home instead of going out to parties, of course), definitely check out “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”


Kyara Morales-Rodriguez is a junior English major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]