Based after the popular comic book, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a pop culture/video game-infused movie directed by the same guy that directed Sean of the Dead. Like Sean of the Dead, it’s a love story. Scott Pilgrim is dating a girl too young for him, while trying to get over his ex, when he falls in love with Ramona. Ramona has seven evil exes that Scott must defeat in battle, mostly during his band’s gigs.

The movie has a lot of strange characters and funny moments. It’s weird, surprising and fun, although it gets a little tiring during the last ten minutes. Ultimately, it’s good and full of surprises. If you’re over the age of 30, you’re probably not going to understand a good portion of it and the tone of how some of the movie plays out is merely a contrast to how you expect it to play out. Still, I say, go see it. At least you can see what the kids are into.

Michael Sera does his usual dorky guy character, although he adds an extra layer of complexity which was probably inspired by the comic book.

I have to say, even though I’ve never read more than a few pages of the comic, the movie strains to contain it. That would indicate to me that it is probably a better comic than movie, despite the fact it is a pretty decent flick.

I give Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 7.5 keggers out of 10. Definitely worth seeing in the theater. It’s a big screen movie, bros.