Vs. The World(soundtrack to this post)
Scott Pilgrim is a comic book series about Scott Pilgrim, a Canadian loveable-but-clueless-type guy (one on the left) who wants to date a mysterious American hipster girl (one on the right) by the name of Ramona Flowers. In order to do so, he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends in combat by any means necessary.
Scott's brilliant. What a guy, he's got a home-made X-Men jacket and some of his first words to the girl of his dreams involve the warp pipes in Super Mario 2. His band's called Sex Bob-Omb! He's 24 with a rubbish job and no direction! He's naive but unfalteringly passionate and absolutely genuine. Watching him and his friends grow over the 5 volumes (the final volume, 6, is coming next year) is a joy. That the author can create such rich personalities for each of the cast with such a small amount of printed material is nothing short of witchcraft.
It's just so goddamn lovely. The simplistic visual style might mislead some into thinking it's light and throwaway, but each of the characters has such an emotional depth. Moments of videogame fantasy and spectacle are used gleefully, with defeated exes dissolving into coins and Scott levelling up, but the relationships between the characters feel so real. It's cute and it's cool. It's such a dichotomy - it's just wonderful.
It makes my heart flutter.
It's the defining comic book series of our generation and I would recommend it without any reservation. It's simply perfect. Please buy all 5 volumes.
As if we're not lucky enough for the comics to exist, the Right Honourable Edgar Wright (of Shaun of the Dead / Spaced / Hot Fuzz critical acclaim) is the director of the movie version! That's Edgar F'n Wright, a man who has an obsessive dedication to any project he's involved in. It couldn't be in safer hands. He's also got a blog
with new production images added daily! Man, I'm so excited!
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