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Scott plays throughout the film, to the Zelda T-shirts and super combo finishes being thrown about during the duration, speak to game and anime fans in a way that no other film this decade has. It is obvious that Edgar Wright is a genuine fan of the media being presented and I wish other directors were so obviously passionate about their work. While some of the evil ex-boyfriends are more interesting than others, all of the fight scenes in the film are an absolute blast and I honestly have never seen anything like this before.
My favorite scene, and one that I believe really conveys the manga-like aspects of the film, is the socially tense encounter between Scott and Todd, the vegan telepath master. Tensions break and Scott lunges for Todd in a rage, but the scene freezes, Scott is lifted to his feet with a slight gesture from Todd, the world goes black, and we get a 2D shot that just screams Otaku. Things like this are throughout the film, and I urge everyone to experience Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at least once because there is no other live action film that comes close to this type of style.
The soundtrack is great with the film itself revolving around Scott's band, the Sex Bob-Ombs, who are not only an obvious Mario reference but actually perform many of the songs on the official soundtrack. Most of the tracks feature indy-punk stylings that fit very well with the mood of the film. Other bands featured here are Crash and the Boys, Metric, and Beck, all of which I enjoy immensely, so don't hesitate to pick up the soundtrack either.
I don't buy movies, I am not a collector, I just don't understand the point of needing to materialize an experience, but this is one movie that I am absolutely going to buy on Blu-ray as soon as possible. This is something I want to share with guests who have yet to see it, something I will want to revisit from time to time because it is that good, that unique.