(First of all, I hope I'm posting in the right place. I can't seem to find the Article Submission thread, so I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place)
Scott motherfucking Pilgrim. What can you say?
For those of you who don't know, Scott Pilgrim is a series of comic books set in an alternate universe that acts like a video game, complete with power-ups, extra lives, experience points, and over-the-top Kung Fu battles. The story centers around (surprise surprise) Scott Pilgrim, a lady-killer wannabe jerky-jerk who, despite being 23 at the beginning of the series, has all the maturity of a 5-year-old. Oh, and he happens to be the best fighter in the province. This last aspect must be put to use when Scott meets Ramona Flowers, a mysterious girl on rollerskates who works for Amazon. Scott finds out that he must defeat Ramona's seven evil exes for the right to go out with her.
Scott is in a band called...wait for it...Sex Bob-Omb. He plays bass guitar, while Stephen Stills does guitar and vocals, and Kim Pine plays drums. The three are technically friends, but most of the time Stephen and Kim just end up getting pissed off at Scott due to his staggering ineptitude. Scott also has a gay roommate named Wallace Wells who is quite gay, but not stereotypically so. Then, there's Knives.
Knives Chau is a 17-year-old Chinese schoolgirl who is going out with Scott at the beginning of the story. However, when Scott meets Ramona, he dumps Knives. This causes her to have a grudge against Ramona throughout most of the series.
The movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was written and directed by cinematic genius Edgar Wright, who also directed this little thing called, uh, Shaun of the Dead. The movie ended up turning into my favorite movie of all time. And still is. Wright amped up the fighting a bunch, while using the best jokes from the comics as well as his own brand of humor. In fact, the movie was so amazing that it completely bombed at the box office. Tsk tsk.
Ubisoft made a video game tie-in for the movie, bringing Scott Pilgrim full-circle. I haven't played it, but from what I hear it's pretty amazing.Also, all of the music for the game was provided by Anamanaguchi, masters of the art of Chiptune music. Also, they happen to be the providers of my favorite song evar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB-I4oM1oKw. I'll talk about them in another review.
So, that's Scott Pilgrim. If you haven't read the comics, check them out. Also, go and buy the movie, because you'll want to watch it over and over again. If you have read the comics and seen the movie, watch the movie again, because it's just that good.