last night was date night for me and the mister. we had dinner at nando’s as it’s one of the mister’s favourite places to eat. then we went to the movies. you all know that i love my movies. i wouldn’t call myself a ‘buff’ but one of my favourite things to do is go to the movies and get a huge icy diet coke and salty/sweet mix popcorn and just absorb movies on the big screen. one movie i was beyond desperate to see this summer was scott pilgrim vs. the world. i was not disappointed. basically the movie is about scott pilgrim, a canadian boy who falls in love with a girl called ramona. in order to date her he must defeat her 7 evil exes. the movies is based upon the comic book series by bryan lee o’malley. it’s a quirky movie that incorporates comic book/romcom/teen romance. there are nods to old school computer games and the name of scott pilgrim’s band sex bob-omb is a nod to a character from the super mario games. there are also links to musicians with characters called stephen stills and young neil. the movie is shot with split screens, batman style words like ‘whump’ and ‘pow’ during fight scenes and generally looks like one big comic book. it’s funny, the casting is perfect and i think it has something for everyone. it is already up there as one of my favourite movies of the last few years and i absolutely recommend it to everyone.
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