So I was just thinking recently about one of my favorite movies of all time, Scott Pilgrim VS The World. This film from 2010, directed by Edgar Wright of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame, is based on a graphic novel series of the same name written and illustrated by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, and a great ensemble cast of characters. Such awesome actors as Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jason Schwartzman all make appearances in the film. The frenetic pace, unique visuals, and quirky dialogue combined with the plethora of references to things I love make this movie such a immensely fun viewing experience.
I wish I would have seen it while it was in theaters to have that experience, but I only was turned onto this film after the fact through word of mouth. This article provides some insight into the film's struggles at the box office. It turns out there were many other people like me who weren't quite sure about this one and didn't spend their money at the theaters to see it. I definitely feel like the movie is very much for a specific audience that can connect with the geeky nature of it but still also appreciate the story and characters.
There are some other awesome parts of this movie that I want to share with you all. The music from the movie is great (both the original soundtrack and the great score for the film), there is even a fun video game that came out alongside the film for the Playstation Network and Xbox Live. Everything about it is awesome! I'm glad this unique, original film exists and I hope it will find all of the specific people out there it was made for.
Buy the movie now, you'll be glad you did!