Scott Pilgrim vs the World vs the Graphic Novel

It’s November 2nd, which means absolutely nothing for the majority of those reading, but for me it means today is my brother’s birthday. As a present, I’ve decided I’ll discuss one of his favourite movies ever, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The film is based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series that consisted of 6 volumes. The basic story behind Scott Pilgrim is it follows the titular Scott in his quest to date some girl that he is suddenly infatuated with. The twist is that before he can stay with her, he must fight her “7 evil exes” and defeat them each in combat. This seems simplistic, but the true purpose behind these fights are to serve as ways to develop Scott’s character. While this may sound like the plot to a romantic/action comedy, Scott Pilgrim is mostly a coming-of-age story that forces Scott to confront who he is and his flaws, with those flaws being reflected back at him with the 7 evil exes he encounters.

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