Scott Pilgrim vs the World

If your life had a face I would punch it.

ready…. fight!

2010 saw the release of the now cult-classic-film-adapted-from-a comic, Scott Pilgrim vs the World. It stars Michael Cera as a 'a slacker musician who must win a competition to get a record deal, and battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona Flowers'. The movie is fast, wacky, and as close to a real-life video game as you could do on film - including tons of 8-bit humor and 40 game 'references' throughout this teen-angst Nintendo romp. It's perfectly cast movie with plenty of over the top performances from Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick and Brandon Routh to name a few.

What I really love about this movie is that it perfectly wraps a nostalgic video game aesthetic with around a powerful feeling many have around their own inability to deal with the past. In a wham-bang finale, it totally delivers a simple and powerful message that you will get through this, and you will be fine.

Something that I think many need in 2021.

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End Thoughts

When I'm around you, I kind of feel like I'm on drugs.

Not that I do drugs.

Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time.

All of them.

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Jamie Larson