The story of a dude falling for the new girl who just happens to have an evil league of seven deadly ex’s who he has to fight to the death is awesome. Clearly this flick leans heavy on the video game humour and as such I’m sure many people will be scratching their heads and or missing some of the very smart punch lines but luckily I’m not one of those people. The overall story feels like a Megaman game, with Scott as Megaman and Gideon as Dr. Wily but it doesn’t stop there. The band name, Sex Bob-Omb is pure genius and had me stitches. There were more than a couple musical themes straight out of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, I loved when he did the riff from Final Fantasy 2 on his guitar and the Street Fighter countdowns were awesome (not to mention the fact that each person he killed dropped coins). There’s no end to the video game hits here and the end result is truly epic.
I’m also a big fan of Michael Cera and his unique sense of humour. There are so many great lines here for Scott and it takes a guy like Cera to pull them off with such sincerity. The comic book over-writing with Cera’s dialogue and thinking process was hilarious to a fault and really worked well with everyone on board. And that’s the other huge thing here; the cast is perfect and play off one another brilliantly. Scott’s roommate is a crack-up, his band and sister are alright despite being a little predictable but I really loved his High School romance Knives. I mean really, how cool would it be to date a hot little Asian chick named Knives! Ramona was okay as the “it” girl but ultimately the film needed Knives to make that love triangle feel complete.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD is exactly what the cover implies, a game changer, on every possible level. Clearly both the writers and the director wanted to create something fresh, off the beaten path and above all else, special and that they did. The score was also fantastic, making the jamming and the battle of the bands a sight to see, not to mention all the insane visuals (like the dragons and yeti for example) making a description like “feast for the eyes” an epic understatement. There’s so much to love here that I could go on and on. I do want to add that both Brandon Routh and Chris Evans were my favourite of the evil ex’s and I would have rather seen either one of them at the top rather than Jason Schwartzman but at the end of the day they all did tremendously here.
Bloopers: These were pretty funny; especially watching all thirty-three times Scott tries to throw that package over his shoulder into the garbage can.
Documentaries: There are three here that of course take us behind the scenes for the making-of which is cool as hell to see in action as well as a look into the music and how you too can become a Sex-Bob-Omb.
Alternate Footage: Much like it sounds, this is just a few different takes on some of the film’s funnier scenes. These versions aren’t as funny mind you but are still worth watching.
Pre-Production: There’s a pile of extra content here, from rehearsal footage, animated bits, casting tapes, a look at some of the cool-ass props and set pieces as well as a look at the hair and makeup design. So much work went into this film its ridiculous.
Music Videos: The music featured in this movie rock and was half the fun. Here we get a compilation of music videos as well as a bunch of themed remixes. I loved all the video game themed music.
Visual Effects: Here we take a closer look at some of the crazy battle sequence effects as well as some alternate ideas for some of the fights. I think all the fight scenes kicked major ass.
Soundworks Collection: Sound for Film Profile: This is another look at the score and a profile of all the music featured. It’s cool just to see all the game music used.
Previews: There are three different trailers for the feature film as well as a trailer for the Scott Pilgrim video game.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the animation: This is a short three minute animated film based upon the characters from the film. It’s good for a chuckle or two.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the censors: TV safe version: Not that the language was all too serious in the film but this is a montage of scenes where the language is dummied down even further. In a word, horrible.
There’s also some Blogs to check out as well as photo galleries, a Trivia Track for added fun, a special bonus of either PITCH BLACK or TREMORS to download as well as a DVD and Digital Copy of the feature film.