2 Sentence Movie Reviews: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Jobless bass guitarist Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has just met the girl of his dreams (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), but he must battle her seven evil exes to win her heart — inevitably dragging his promiscuous gay roommate (Kieran Culkin), indie-rock bandmates, and a “bi-furious” ex-lover (Mae Whitman) into the mix. Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) creates a movie unlike anything you’ve ever seen: a fast-paced, fight-filled romcom with an eye-popping video game aesthetic that combines knowingly funny hipster humor about how much the movie sucks compared to the comic book, genuinely good indie rock sequences (courtesy of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich), and intelligent, emotionally-rounded characters wrestling with their romantic pasts.