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‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ brings back the classic arcade game

9 January 2015 4:14 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Written by Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall

Directed by Edgar Wright

UK, USA, Japan 2010

When the film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim was released in 2010, it was like an explosion of colour and two-tone jingles. To the casual eye, the film is a classic – albeit awkward – love story between Scott (Michael Cera), a loveable loser, and the intriguing yet aloof Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). In order to date her, Scott has to defeat the League of Evil Exes - Ramona’s exes. All seven of them.

Scott Pilgrim’s overindulgence of video game references – both retro and lesser-known – not only places the film in a different league to the conventional comic-book/video-game film adaptation, but its distinctive blend of styles manages to bridge the generation gap, widening its appeal.

When we talk about arcade games, the memories of tiny joysticks, frantic shuffling in pockets for »

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