Michael Cera is the early twenties nerd who is dating a younger high school girl when he sees another girl across a crowded room and KAPOW it is instant love. In my younger days this would have been the cue for someone to burst into song - Some Enchanted Evening, anyone? - but this is the 21st century so his wooing is performed to loud band music, kung fu style antics and plenty of screen animation as he battles her seven previous suitors in turn. I suppose it is a modern twist on Prince Calaf solving three riddles in order to 'win' Turandot.
'Scott Pilgrim Vs The World' is not exactly my type of film and yet I found some of it quite amusing. However it is fairly repetitive once the challenge of the suitors commences. I'm surprised the creators couldn't generate a bit more variety to the challenges although the Japanese twin drummers were interesting and it was good to see gay characters represented in a matter of fact fashion.
This film is aimed at lovers of cartoon style storytelling.