Skip to main content

Dome Pondering Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

What is it about? 

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her over. 

Who is in it? 

Michael Cera - Scott Pilgrim

Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Julie Powers

Keiran Culkin - Wallace Wells

Favorite Scene: 

After learning about the seven evil exes that will be coming for him, Scott battles one of the weirdest ones in the form of a vegan with special powers and strength. 

Favorite Quote:

"When I'm around you, I kind of feel like I'm on drugs. Not that I do drugs. Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time. All of them."
"I have to go pee due to boredom."


Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is such an interesting and unique movie. It's definitely not a film for everyone, but if you have an appreciation for video games, arcades, and a easy sense of humor, you will find this film to be very good. If you are missing the aforementioned, this film may seem alright, but really liking it will be a bit of a stretch. 

One of the coolest things I took away from the movie is it's presentation as a video game with classic graphics, soundtracks, and of course, the defeated enemy bursting into coins with the overhead score popping up to conclude the battle. The other very cool part of this film is the constant flow of the film from scene to scene without any true downtime. This also can hurt the film with others who like digesting scenes as it fades to black, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World does this in such a way that keeps you engaged. 

Finally, the humor in this movie is subtle, but very funny within the already child-like theme of things with catchy one-liners, and the classic Michael Cera perfected nerd-typecast which he does so well. Scott Pilgrim  the character seems like the adult version of Paulie Bleeker from Juno

All in all, Scott Pilgrim is a fantastic film that unfortunately will not appeal to some. However, for the niche that is attracted to the concept, it's quite the recommendation. 

Give this one a chance, you may love it, if not, atleast you can respect the interesting concept it produced. 

Review: 3.5/5

Recently Read Posts

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 5/15/22

3 Up 1. California Church Heroes - It's soooooooo weird that the top spot is a result of something so horrific as our ongoing domestic terrorism problem of mass shootings. Still, the courage shown by the five members who stopped the shooter deserves it. Those individuals tackled the shooter and tied him up with an electric cord, while wounded.  It's so tough to fathom that those possibilities are within the realm of your Sunday worship, within the sanctity of your church.  But such is America... 2. Olivia Rodrigo & Drake - Rodrigo continues to reap rewards on an excellent album in 2021 as she topped the Billboard Music Awards with seven awards. There was also Drake who I'm beginning to sense we won't really appreciate his body of work until he's near the end of his career. But yeah, Drake poured in a few more for the legacy debates and discussions.

Dope Sports Threads - Nike City Connect Series (Kansas City Royals)

The Kansas City Royals' City Connect uniforms were a design that I wholeheartedly looked forward to. The Royals' current uniforms and aesthetics are some of the best in baseball, and for a city like Kansas City, it just feels like there was enough room creatively to do something historically enlightening (more so something many do not already know about the city), or a simple approach that builds off of the current design.  To be honest, it may sound simple, but the use of "blue" by the Royals is fantastic.  What we got is a concept that continued the awesome blue approach, with a design concept that is just as cool as their everyday threads. However, where I feel disappointed is the safe approach to this. I would have loved to see them lean into the rich history of the Negro Leagues that is Kansas City - a team (and city) able to do so more than others. That could have been really cool, enriching, meaningful, and somewhat different from the norm - maybe even an ode t

Today, and Someday

Today,  I push to leave on time, to place my ambition on rewind,  to conquer a list,  to feed the drive, to escape amiss Someday,  I'll work to return home soon, with purpose in tune,  to pursue the extent,  to feed my heart, for Today, I repent. 

Royal Rumble 2022 Review: "Struggles of the Current Product Came Glaring Through the Cracks"

The Royal Rumble is easily my favorite wrestling event of the year - solely for the sake of the match, the aura of the pageantry, and all of the drama that comes with it. Nothing is like that buzzer going off, the surprise entrant, and that possible encounter we've been waiting for, or we thought would never happen. It's pro wrestling's All-Star Game in a nutshell.   The event carries so much nostalgia for this wrestling fan, that no matter how bad I think the WWE product currently is - and believe me, I'm no longer avidly watching it - I will still plan my weekend around the event. Unfortunately, this year's Rumble provided that nostalgia, but the sheer struggles of the current product - again, at least to and for this fan - came glaring through the cracks.  Overall, I found the event to be fun. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns was awesome. Mickie James getting her flowers was super cool, you can't replicate that big fight feel of Lashley vs. Lesnar, and of course