Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World at one time used to be titled Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The new movie is director Edgar Wright’s (2004′s Shaun of the Dead) big screen adaptation of the cult comic book hit. The film has a simple premise in which star Scott (Superbad‘s Michael Cera) must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. Scott’s girlfriend is played by up and coming actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin and the new Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans, also star.
The comic book is based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series of 6-titles released over the last 6 years. The movie attempts to accurately bring that world to life. It has some stunning visuals that look like they will capture the tone and graphic nature of a living comic book, not entirely unlike what Robert Rodriguez did with Sin City. The movie has earned strong critical reviews, hitting over 80% on the tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences have enjoyed the movie as well, earning a strong “A-” score from Yahoo! users. There have even been talks of a possible sequel, but box office results have dimmed that discussion for the time being.
While the film still sits in the top 10 in box office theatrically in North America, it is set to see release shortly in theaters in the UK. The film is rated PG-13 and hopes to receive thrills and laughs in equal proportion.