After meeting the gal (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) of his dreams, a charming slacker (Michael Cera) must contend with an army of her ex-boyfriends, wanting to get rid of him.
" What's the point of being clever if you're just going to follow it up with enough flaming-sword action and exploding bad guys to make our pupils hurt? "
" It could have been a noisy, flashy mess, but luckily it's got heart, which makes it feel fun and unique, and more like a lo-fi, endearing mess instead. "
" Knowing self-mockery is the name of the game. "
" A package of cinematic Pop Rocks, a neon-hued, defiantly non-nutritive confection that nonetheless makes you laugh at its sheer bold novelty. "
" The film fuses an indie/punk rock sensibility with comic-book violence and video game energy, mixed with quirky humor and sassy pop culture references. "
" Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a dog-frequency movie: enjoyable only to those tuned in to its particular register. "
" I tried to love it. But after 20 minutes, I sensed I was intruding on the movie's love affair with itself. "
" [Its] self-awareness is the saving grace. As long as nothing is taken seriously, everything is permitted, from leaps in logic to caddish heroes. "
" This is a romantic adventure for the ADD age, a pop poem for Millennials that could just as well be titled Scott Pilgrim" vs. the Old Ways of Storytelling. "
" This kind of romance doesn't require depth; it's juvenile, irrational, adventurous - while at the same time totally pertinent. And such is the spirit of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. "
" Scott Pilgrim vs. the World becomes a fatal case of flash over substance. Pretty great flash, though. "
" Its speedy, funny, happy-sad spirit is so infectious that the movie makes you feel at home in its world even if the landscape is, at first glance, unfamiliar. "
" You need to take a step back to see the emotional heart of the story, an allegory of a generation struggling to exchange the solipsistic Xbox triumphs for awkward real-world love and empathy. "
" For most of its hour and 53 minutes, it's a dazzling and thoroughly engaging ride through a fantasy world born of Wright's (and O'Malley's) vivid imaginations. "
" Cramming every frame with as much visual and aural material as he can, Wright is a guy who gets all the neurons firing. "
" I bet ten years from now this will be the norm. For now, it's almost revolutionary. "
" It's fresh, funny, inventive and unique. "
" The fun is not so much in who wins or loses the girl -- it's the playing that matters, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World definitely has game. "
" Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot. "
" It's a razzle-dazzle compendium of quick-draw humor, superhero stunts and gamer references wrapped around a teen dream love story, starring -- who else? -- Michael Cera, the first genuine nerd superstar. "
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