Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
I'm a geek in a leather jacket. A bad boy with no real criminal record-perhaps I'm too good at being bad I rarely get caught.
While watching 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' I found myself involved less with my love for comic books and being a music nerd but, instead, wondering if I am more Scott Pilgrim or perhaps one of the 'Evil Ex's.' An 'evil ex' because they had run their course for a girl, a girl who admits to her faults, but all the same a girl who dumped them. Pretty deep thoughts to say the least watching a film filled with big 'POWS,' Video Game style point injections and fight sequences on par with major multi-million dollar action films. The film has heart, simply and an attention to detail often lost on the barrage of 'Indie' style films released these days.
The film is directed by Edgar Wright, collaborator on Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz; two freaking fantastic films that create the fine line between their genre and Indie simplicity.
There really isn't a wasted moment in this film. Every line, every shot and every comic book styled exploding word are executed perfectly. Many films have attempted what this film does so well and have fallen short-Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World receives the rating 'AWESOME' from Filthy.
Get ready to fall in love with Michael Cera all over again as he awkwardly runs, fights and bobs around with a bass guitar. Not to mention Mary Elizabeth Winstead who could be the girl of my dreams anytime.
I can't wait to see this movie again and again and again.
Oh, and on the total music tip, Beck performs all the songs as Sex Bob-OMB, Cera's band in the film. So the soundtrack is one to grab for sure.
August 10th is the projected release date for the soundtrack. Get it here, then.
01 Beck (as SEX BOB-OMB) - We Are SEX BOB-OMB
02 Plumtree - Scott Pilgrim
03 Frank Black - I Heard Ramona Sing
04 Beachwood Sparks - By Your Side
05 Black Lips - O Katrina!
06 Broken Social Scene (as Crash and the Boys) - I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad
07 Broken Social Scene (as Crash and the Boys) - We Hate You Please Die
08 Beck (as SEX BOB-OMB) - “Garbage Truck
09 T. Rex - Teenage Dream
10 The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track
11 Blood Red Shoes - It’s Getting Boring by the Sea
12 Metric - Black Sheep
13 Beck (as SEX BOB-OMB) - Threshold
14 Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl
15 The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
16 Beck - Ramona (Acoustic)
17 Beck - Ramona
18 Beck (as SEX BOB-OMB) - Summertime
19 Brian LeBarton: Threshold 8 Bit
Here's the trailer if you haven't seen it yet. The film will be released officially in theaters August 13th.