Scott Pilgrim, one of my favorite comic book series created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, is almost done getting its movie makeover...yay! In the film, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, a boy named Scott (duh) played by Michael Cera falls in love with a girl named Romona, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, in what can only be called the greatest love story to ever hit the silver screen...well, not quite.
See, it looks like Romona has some issues, seven of them to be exact, and before Scott can officially call Romona his girlfriend, he must defeat all seven of her evil exes. Borrowing heavily from comic book and video game lore like Super Mario Bros, X-Men, and River City Ransom, Scott battles a rogues gallery of outlandish enemies to prove his undying love for Romona. Some of Scott’s villains include, a rock star who can summon demonic hipsters, a vegan who has gained telekinetic powers by mastering the art of veganism, and a deranged half ninja femme fatale. As you will see from the trailer, the movie is over the top and comes complete with the Pow! and Smack! signs from TV's 60's Batman. If you're looking for a ridiculously fun movie that doesn't take itself too seriously or you've been itching to get your nerd on by finding video game and comic book references in a movie, then you might want to check out Scott Pilgrim vs The World which hits US theaters August 13, 2010. Also don't forget, the last volume of Scott Pilgrim comes out July 20, 2010, I don't know about you, but I wonder what kind of shenanigans will end this memorable series.