4. “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (2010)
Meet Scott Pilgrim. He’s 22, plays bass guitar, and he’s “in between” jobs, wandering the menacing streets of Toronto trying to figure it all out. But things change when Scott, played by Michael Cera, hopelessly falls for Ramona Flowers, a mysterious girl with a dark past. Hint: it involves more pissed musician/actor ex-boyfriends than Taylor Swift has. Scott’s life goes from battle of the bands to battle of the exes as he has to fight for Ramona’s love, literally. Director Edgar Wright, who brought us “Shaun of The Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “Spaced,” is known for playing with genre conventions. Here, he brings comic books, video games and endless pop culture references together to create something amazing. Each scene feels like a comic book chapter, and the plot is structured like a video game, where Scott defeats an evil ex at the end of every level. The film features classic comic book gfx and even sound bytes from games like Streetfighter and Sonic The Hedgehog. It’s the comic book movie for the Nintendo generation, for the moping, angsty ‘90s slacker in all of us. Chris Evans is better in this as an evil ex than he is in “Captain America.” And Wright will be joining the marvel universe soon; he’s set to direct “Act Man” in 2015. Can’t wait.
Best Scene: Scott Pilgrim defeats Todd the Vegan. It’s a victory over vegans everywhere.