August 13th, 2010
02:01 PM ET
There are some weekends when the box office feels like a moviegoer’s smorgasbord: You want action? There's “The Expendables.” You want romance with a little destination eye candy sprinkled on top? There’s “Eat, Pray, Love.”
And if you want quirky nerditude thrown in with your comedic love story, there’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
This movie has been buzzed about for so long that it’s kind of surprising the film is just now opening in theaters, but lo and behold, it is – and the reviews more often than not want to love it, despite its flaws.
David Edelstein at NPR said that “Scott Pilgrim” “could have been among the coolest movies ever made,” if not for the “parade of super-villain exes,” which “is like a forced march,” he said in his review. “I felt I'd had my fill of the fights when there were still five exes to go.”
Entertainment Weekly, which gave the movie an “almost excellent” grade of B+, noted that despite director Edgar Wright’s fresh spin on bringing a graphic novel to the big screen, it still might remind you of similar adaptations, particularly “Ghost World.” Nevertheless, EW says, the movie maintains a “madly clever and playful let's-try-it-on prankishness all its own.”
For Slate reviewer Dana Stevens, “Scott Pilgrim” is kind of like “cinematic Pop Rocks, a neon-hued, defiantly non-nutritive confection that nonetheless makes you laugh at its sheer bold novelty." So while the fight scenes may get repetitive and you might feel an ADD diagnosis coming on after leaving the theater, Stevens assures moviegoers that this movie retains a particular kind of magic.
Will you be purchasing a ticket to see Cera battle it out this weekend? If so, let us know by uploading an iReport review, and check back Monday to see if we used your reviewing expertise in our roundup!
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