Eleven years ago, now (this year is celebrating the ten-year anniversary due to the pandemic and cinemas being closed last year), Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World hit cinemas and had many fans in obsession with its brilliance of technology and captivation among the world with its fans of video games. I saw Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World again in the cinema, but this time in Dolby Digital (a premium format usually at AMC locations). In Dolby Digital, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World felt my experience from many years ago took me to a whole new world of the works of Edgar Wright. With the cinema and videogame like feeling, many pulsating moments of action, and I felt like I was playing a video game with the immersion of the film. I also felt I was experiencing a videogame being played in front of me. The experience was pure adrenaline!
To recap the plot, the film takes place in Toronto, Canada, and gears on Scott Pilgrim (played by Michael Cera), an introverted and shy guitar player who has a nerd group of friends, and he lives with his roommate Wallace (played by Kieran Culkin). Scott always struggles to overcome his shyness and that is why he sticks with his nerd friends who are obsessed with video games and music. Many times, his sister Stacy (played by Anna Kendrick) always finds she needs to give him insight on how to move forward with his socially awkward attitude that he carries with him every day. His life starts to see some light when he meets the women of his dreams. That women Ramona Flowers (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Once Scott starts to get to know her, he realizes he has got a small issue he has to deal with. Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends come around and put him up to battle for Ramona. Scott now must use his powers and charisma to defeat them and win Ramona.
From re-experiencing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, I come to realize the films technological elements is where the film’s continuation of the different evil ex-boyfriends is where the film only becomes more awesome as it progresses. In the fighting moments lines of the sound effects are thrown in. It is like a comic book and videogame combined. The scenes are setup like it is a new level. The world of Wright’s film is glorious with making its audience feel in the moment. I was not wanting the film to end. Also, the entertaining dialogue between Scott his friends, Ramona, and the evil ex-boyfriends add to the laughter and entertainment.
For fans of the films of Edgar Wright and that love Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, this is one not to be experienced again in Dolby Digital. I feel it being in Dolby Digital is where these videogame adaptation movies are the format it is made for. Fly through the fighting moments in the mountains of Toronto, follow Scott in his storyline of taking apart the exes to win the women of his dreams, and do not even think about missing this opportunity. After a weird year of movies and experiences coming back, this is one that is worth it! Four stars!