Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams, literally. But in order for them to date, he must first defeat her seven evil exes, a rogues’ gallery, including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins!

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Trailer) was set in Toronto or more accurately, filmed in Toronto and actually set in the mind of the film’s 23-year-old slacker, Scott Pilgrim. He practices is in a garage band that doesn’t have any gigs and lives with a gay roommate that is always on the verge of throwing him out.  Rebounding after being dumped (she left him for another man and also a better band), Scott begins the film dating a 17-year-old high school girl.

Todd Ingram (one of the evil exes): Tell it to the cleaning lady on Monday.
Scott Pilgrim: What?
Todd: Because you’ll be dust by Monday, because you’ll be pulverized in two seconds. The cleaning lady? She cleans up dust. She dusts.
Scott: So, what’s on Monday?
Todd: ‘Cause it’s Friday now, she’s the weekends off, so Monday, right?

Ramona Flowers skates into his life and it is love at first sight, but Ramona comes with baggage: the so-called seven evil exes. Scott must defeat them all, if he is going to hold onto Ramona. What ensues is a sequence of Mortal Kombat like duels that double as battle of the bands. The fights are as much like musical numbers as standard action sequences.

Ramona Flowers (Scott’s true love): If we’re going to date, you may have to defeat the rest of my seven evil exes.
Scott: So what you’re saying is we’re dating?
Ramona: I guess.
Scott: Does that mean we can make out?
Ramona: Sure.

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) brings his same off-kilter comic approach to the genre of teenage romance (I know that Scott is technically not a teenager) that he has already shown for horror and crime. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is “violent like a video game, sexy like a pop song on the radio”, per NYT. It is also available on DVD.

Stacey Pilgrim (Scott’s sister): Next time, we don’t date the girl with eleven evil ex-boyfriends.
Scott: It’s seven.
Stacey: Oh, well, that’s not that bad.

The picture with this post is Chris’s. It is a high dynamic range photograph. This one is of the Clement Hotel in the downtown area of Monterey, known as Cannery Row. This photo features seagulls. I have added a new page to this website, Chris’s Camera. It is a photo gallery of Chris’s work that has been and in the future will be featured on RegenAxe. It is still under construction, so only the most recent contributions have been uploaded. Stay tuned for more!

3 thoughts on “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

  1. I was looking at the picture at the top of your blog, and because the colors are so crisp, I honestly was wondering if it might’ve been a photo of an acrylic rendering, instead of a photo! Chris has an amazing talent with the camera – I’m glad he allows you share his work with us via your blog! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Karen! Thanks for all of the great comments. I’ll make sure that Chris sees them all too. We’ve missed you, but I guess that you have been busy. I need a road trip too. Maybe to some place warm though?

  3. Hey… Binghamton, NY, is really an attractive place (at least for terrain) – reminded me of the lay of the land in the Keweenaw (which I miss greatly 🙁 ). However, it’s been infiltrated by the “Retail Virus” – so many of the same retailers that occupy so many of the other cities… In spite of that, we did manage to find some wonderful non-chain places (AKA: LOCAL!) to have lunch & supper while there! Definitely recommend The Lost Dog Cafe if you happen to be in the area!

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