This one took half the time it took to read Ghost World, and I enjoyed Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Life exponentially more. The movie version hits theaters in August, with Michael Cera in the title role, and few know that it’s a graphic novel series. How can it not be?! Everything about this story exudes graphic novel. Without a doubt, the selection of graphic novel does the story justice.
Bryan Lee O’Malley creates a world of action, love, and video games in a strange Canadian setting. Scott Pilgrim, in-between jobs 23-year-old, is looking for love and a change of pace. He finds what’s looking for in Ramona Flowers, a delivery girl with dimension-bending powers and seven evil ex-boyfriends. The only for way for Scott and Ramona to have a relationship is for Scott to defeat all of her ex-boyfriends- a task he is ready for.
Ah, the power of love. My biggest concern was Michael Cera playing Scott Pilgrim well. Scott Pilgrim is a confident slacker, and I foresaw Cera playing up the loser-side of Scott too much, but I was pleasantly surprised by Cera’s performance.
Thumbs: 2 out of 2