Set in Toronto, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the life of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) who is the bass guitarist for the band “Sex Bob-omb”. He starts dating a high school girl Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). However, once he meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) he loses interest in Knives. Scott is attacked by Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha), one of Ramona’s exes and comes to realise that he must fight and defeat all seven of her “evil exes”.
Scott breaks up with Knives and then battles Ramona’s second and third exes, defeating both. By the time he has defeated her forth ex, Scott begins to grow upset with Ramona and after seeing her with her seventh ex, Gideon he leaves the band, with the remaining members accepting a record deal from Gideon.
After he returns home, Scott receives an invitation from Gideon to his newly opened Chaos Theater where Sex Bob-omb is playing. Scott goes and challenges Gideon to a fight. Knives also turns up to fight Ramona. Scott tells the two girls that he cheated on them both, before being killed by Gideon.
Ramona visits Scott in Limbo and apologizes to him, explaining that Gideon was controlling her mind. Scott realizes he has an extra life and uses it to return to life before he arrived at the Chaos Theater. Scott challenges Gideon again, striking him down. Scott apologizes to Ramona and Knives for cheating on them, but Gideon strikes Ramona, so Scott and Knives pair up and defeat him. Finally free from Gideon, Ramona decides to leave, but Knives encourages Scott to follow her.
“Handily beats back the evils of boredom.”
— Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
“As he did in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, Wright immerses his heroes in pop culture’s detritus and diversions, but doesn’t drown them in it. You don’t have to be dazzled or tickled by the movie, or get every joke, to be touched by it, too.
— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice
“Of all the gonzo-goofy comic book adaptations that embrace video gaming sensibilities, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the gonzo-goofiest.”
— Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
Did You Know?
Director Edgar Wright has stated that the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which has since gained a cult following, was made in the style of a Musical, but instead of the characters breaking into song and dance, they break into a fight. The battle between Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha) is done in the style of a Bollywood fight scene. Review our Gay Themed Films Here