Went with Nell and Daughter # 2 (Daughter #1 was out with boyfriend) to see Scott Pilgrim yesterday.
Now in a previous blog 'THE DEATH OF HOLLYWOOD' I bemoaned the inability of film makers to incorporate the video game ethos into their films but now I've seen Scott Pilgrim I think there are grounds for hope. Director Edgar Wright obviously 'gets it'. Whilst the plot is pretty threadbare he still managed to conjure up a real fun experience giving us characters that are sharp and snappy and whom we cared about. The pace is fine (though I thought the film a tad too long) and the use of the effects terrific. I especially like the way he bleeped out profanities and storyboarded the occasional comment and plot signal.
A really good film that was smart, entertaining and original. Maybe there's life in the cadaver yet!
Rees Rating: 8/10