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Mania Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

In some ways, we’ve seen Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World before. Director Edgar Wright adopts the same postmodern eschewing of pop culture used by Natural Born Killers, Sin City and every Quentin Tarantino film ever made. Comic-book sound effects crowd the frames with the actors, competing with clever time progression, snarky dialogue and an overall tone which screams “look at us commenting on society’s disposable nature!” It’s hugely funny and exhibits a visual spark which few films aspire to, but it doesn’t feel especially new or different. At least at first.

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