Monday, August 22, 2011

in the name of love and video games


there's something about Michael Cera that make me stay up and watch even though i really need to get some sleep. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is one such movie.

it's about this twenty-two year old slacker from Toronto named Scott, who lives with his gay roommate Wallace. he plays bass for a band called Sex Bob-omb and is going out with a seventeen year old high school student named Knives Chau. everything seems to be fine until she meets American Ramona Flowers in a dream and eventually sees her in the flesh while hanging out with Knives in the school library. after their awkward first meeting in a party, he decides to have a package delivered to their apartment to ask her out without breaking up with Knives first. he then receives an email stating that he has to kill all of Ramona's seven evil exes before they can date.

what makes this movie so cool despite Scott's indifference to almost everything (sometimes not caring for anything is a good thing - for one, it is less stressful) is the fact that it's humorous and ingenious. everything's a video game. you kill your girlfriend's ex and you receive coins in the process. you see a bar deplete above your head after you pee. the music is awesome, the stars are awesome and it's funny. i wouldn't mind watching it over and over again.

wouldn't it be nice if someone fought all your exes in the name of your love?